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Re: st: RE: Correct Way to Respond to Posts when Email is Turned Off

From   John Antonakis <>
Subject   Re: st: RE: Correct Way to Respond to Posts when Email is Turned Off
Date   Fri, 29 Jul 2011 15:56:08 +0200

On being a minority--so was Aristarchus when he proposed a heliocentric view of the universe, though he won the argument and more "saw the light"!


More seriously, though, I do the same thing--autofilter listserve e-mails to a separate folder (and still use one e-mail account). This avoids me receiving Statalist's (and all other lists to which I am subscribed) into my "In box" and can thus efficiently check e-mails on the run or in meetings without having to sift through mounds of e-mails. When I have the time, I read and respond to listserve mails in my respective listerver folders.


On 29.07.2011 16:45, Richard Williams wrote:
At 08:32 AM 7/29/2011, Nick Cox wrote:
I don't know how this arises, as Statalist posts are sent automatically to each member, and you can't post to Statalist without being a member. Only your local IT support can explain, I guess.

But a small issue certainly arises for digest subscribers who wish to reply to a particular posting, and the only method that they can, or more precisely should, use is to copy and paste from a digest post and/or archived post and send a new mail using that material under the same title.

Whether the archiving software, and/or various mailers, then gets the threading right is not something that bothers most people very much. Short of converting ourselves to a web forum, there is not much that can be done about it. Abolishing the digest is not something I would think of floating, as digest subscribers outnumber regular subscribers.


Personally, I have email filters set up that send all the statalist messages to a separate folder. I often ignore many/most messages, but then when I do want to reply to a specific message it is easy to do so. It is also easier to identify messages I might be interested in than going through the digest would be. I also use a different email address when using Statalist, so that even on my phone before filtering I don't get a lot of clutter. To me, this seems superior to getting the digest, but apparently I am in the minority here.

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