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Re: is there a date order archive of this list?
From: Rodney Petersen <rpetersen () EDUCAUSE EDU>
Date: Fri, 10 Oct 2008 15:50:30 -0600
If you place your cursor over the word "date" in the third column and
click it will sort the monthly archive by date. The default setting
sorts by "subject" which makes it easy to read a particular thread and
ignore others. There is also an option to received a "digest" of the
list by selecting "Join or Leave SECURITY" and following the
instructions. Below is more information about those options:
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There are three digest formats: a "traditional", text-only format; a
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An index subscription is ideal if you have a slow connection and only
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You can choose to have the index sent to you in either a traditional
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From: The EDUCAUSE Security Constituent Group Listserv
[mailto:SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU] On Behalf Of Robin Stubbs
Sent: Friday, October 10, 2008 2:21 PM
To: SECURITY () LISTSERV EDUCAUSE EDU
Subject: [SECURITY] is there a date order archive of this list?
I am so sorry to burden people with another question. This will be the
Does anyone know how to put or find the archives in date order?
or is there somewhere else it is archived where there is another order
besides subject,date available?
I really don't need to be directly subscribed to this list and if I
could find the archives in date order then I'd unsubscribe and people
could send me-toos about policy in a blizzard of abundance without me
caring at all. I would add that I could see splitting the list into
something like security_policy and security_technical or something like
that. Personally, I'm interested in technical issues (eg latest threat,
latest defenses, gee whiz what those miscreants have done :-) but I
personally have no role whatsoever in setting policy, whereas I'm sure
that many people on this list are in the opposite boat, and some are in