Michael, I wrote a long reply, only to discover that Mark had written it first and better and posted it. :-) This part might be of some use if at least some of your users have sufficiently capable clients.
Michael Reeder LCPC -- Hygeia Regular writes: > On 11/17/2020 9:21 PM, Michael Reeder LCPC -- Hygeia Regular wrote: > > Mark -- I very much appreciate your answer below. I'll work on the > > (nearly impossible) task of training users to respond to digests > > properly and also explain to people that the Mailman list mgmt > > software can't control formatting screw-ups by email client programs. I don't have a list of capable software off-hand (except that essentially all clients implemented in Emacs are capable -- but you probably don't want to wish that on your users ;-). However, here are some features that help if present: Bursting digests: Also called "exploding" or "expanding". The digest message is broken up into individual messages, and threaded and sorted as usual for the client. Possibly filtered, as well. Useful for people who want to (a) thread the messages in the digest with saved messages in a folder or inbox, or (b) save a few messages and discard the rest. Suboptimal for "scan digest and discard it" workflows. Some clients (Outlook 2011) can do this as a filter, but don't seem to have an option to do it from the inbox summary display. Digest-as-folder: The client treats the digest message as a folder (that's exactly what it is!) and threads and sorts the individual messages in that folder as usual. Optimal for scan-and-discard workflows. Suboptimal if you want to thread messages in the folder against messages outside the folder. Steve ------------------------------------------------------ Mailman-Users mailing list -- email@example.com To unsubscribe send an email to mailman-users-le...@python.org https://mail.python.org/mailman3/lists/mailman-users.python.org/ Mailman FAQ: http://wiki.list.org/x/AgA3 Security Policy: http://wiki.list.org/x/QIA9 Searchable Archives: https://firstname.lastname@example.org/ https://email@example.com/