At 11:09 2004-05-28 -0500, David W. Tamkin wrote:
That's not a practice I'd recommend to anyone. It makes it very easy to
mistake a private reply for a post and to write to the whole list when you
reply to it, including quotes of the privately mailed text.
I use a windoz system for a workstation (yea, shoot me - at least I have
the sense not to use 'em for servers), and here I run a mail client which I
can flag messages with colour, etc. So, personally directed messages on
some lists (or offlist, but for which the address I use has a list
association) are highlighted. In other cases, such as here on procmail
where I use a decidedly more generic address, offlist messages are dumped
into a "listmail" folder, separate from the list itself. Since I've long
encouraged onlist replies when the content is listworthy, I don't have a
lot of this offlist message content, and when I do, it's usually not highly
tied to the list.
It's easy to find the messages either way.
So long as volume of mail residing in the unfiltered inbox is minimal,
pretty much everything is easy to find.
Sean B. Straw / Professional Software Engineering
Procmail disclaimer: <http://www.professional.org/procmail/disclaimer.html>
Please DO NOT carbon me on list replies. I'll get my copy from the list.
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