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Re: NANOG Digest, Vol 55, Issue 68
From: JC Dill <jcdill.lists () gmail com>
Date: Wed, 22 Aug 2012 20:55:26 -0700
On 22/08/12 5:09 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
You top posted to a digest with multiple threads in it. If you are
going to reply to a digest DO NOT TOP POST the entire digest. Trim the
message down to the message(s) you are replying to and fix the subject
line. You choose to receive digests. With that choice comes the
responsability to reply properly.
Frankly, I don't understand why a technical list like NANOG even allows
subscribing to a digest - folks here should have the bandwidth to accept
individual emails and the technical expertise to filter them etc.
That said, it's a very simple matter to configure mailman to
automatically bounce back to the sender any and all messages when the
subject includes the following text:
NANOG Digest, Vol
Or the body includes the following text:
When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific
than "Re: Contents of NANOG digest..."
From my past experience managing mailing lists, doing this will
eliminate 99.999% of improperly formatted replies to a digest email.