[OSList] help with the formatting of the OSLIST when it arrives in my Mach Mail programme

Michael Herman michael at michaelherman.com
Wed Jan 27 17:27:03 PST 2021

holding a space big enough for the oslist requires really GIANT naps.
expect, and celebrate, apparent delays!


Michael Herman
Michael Herman Associates
312-280-7838 (mobile)


On Wed, Jan 27, 2021 at 8:30 AM Harold Shinsato via OSList <
oslist at lists.openspacetech.org> wrote:

> Hi Romy, Anne,
> I don't use, nor do I recommend the "Digest" format. You can change that
> if you scroll to the bottom of every email from the OSList and manage your
> subscription. You might need to reset your password if you have forgotten
> it.
> I know it means less email traffic in your inbox if you receive the
> "Digest" format, but it makes it really hard for the rest of us to know
> when you reply what email you are replying to. And the digest format will
> not be in the nice format like you want. I don't have the capacity to write
> another group email program to fix that.
> Threads are a feature of your email reading program. I can turn on threads
> for my Thunderbird. By default the GMail app lists things by conversations,
> as do many others. But GMail doesn't do that if you use the GNU MailMan
> Digest feature - which jams a whole bunch of OSList emails into a single
> email. And you can't change how MailMan does the jamming.
> Hope that makes sense. And my profuse apologies for not being an active
> moderator or manager of the OSList, and that I don't reply quickly to
> requests. Sometimes I don't even see them. Many many apologies! There is a
> big chunk of work on my plate for the OSList to upgrade us to the latest
> version which should solve several problems, though I don't think it will
> solve the "Digest" problem. I'm hoping all of us can self-manage most of
> the other needs.
>     Harold
> On 1/26/21 3:14 AM, Romy Shovelton via OSList wrote:
> Hello Harold,
> It was SO lovely to see you and be with you at the weekend. The person who
> is behind so much work to keep us all in touch via the OSLIST… and with us
> once again, helping with all sorts of technical magic. Thanks again.
> I wonder if you might be able to help me with the way that the OSLIST
> arrives into my Mach Mail programme? As you see below…. I receive this list
> with duplicates of conversations through it + lots of other general stuff…
> making it hard to pick out the thread of a conversation.
> Suzanne showed me how she receives OSLIST in her gmail account - in
> wonderfully clear threads, where you can see responses to a particular
> posting, and not extraneous bla bla. I tried logging into gmail, rather
> than my Mach Mail programme, and unfortunately did not receive the OSLIST
> in the way that Suzanne does.
> Do you have any clues about what I might do?
> Thanks again SO much
> Romy
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