On Wednesday, July 12, 2006 03:07:46 PM -0700 Randall Gellens
At 10:08 AM -0700 7/12/06, Phillip Hallam-Baker wrote:
How about this:
Use the same mailing list. The secretariat marks important messages
as important via the header flag customarily used for this purpose.
Set the mailing list to strip out important/urgent flag on messages
from anyone else.
This means that my existing email config still works and I don't
have to mess with it which would be rather painful given that I
have email pagers and other stuff connected through it.
The 'Importance' header may be useful in your environment, but in many
others it is useless. I'd much prefer segregation of traffic by
'List-ID' rather than 'Importance'.
Also, there is something to be said for cutting down on bandwidth usage by
not even transmitting the "discussion" messages to people who haven't
subscribed to that list.
Of course, I expect Phill to be firmly in the camp that says there's so
much bandwidth to go around these days that we needn't worry about being
wasteful. Perhaps I'll be pleasantly surprised.
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