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Re: [opensuse] Re: Use of "Reply-To" by author is author's choice; is problem if done by list-software
On 24/06/17 03:35 PM, L A Walsh wrote:

If you have 70-80 lists that each have their own folder,
do you read every messages of every list in every folder every day?

I don't have that amount of time.

Other Thunderbird users, the Gmail users, have all mentioned ways of sorting,
tagging and marking threads. Thunderbird has the ability to flag new activity
in chose threads.

I've also mentioned, I think John has mentioned too, that using IMAP we don't
need to read the messages. We can just see from the headers if there's anything
of interest (or disinterest.).

I'm sure that there is or could be a sophisticated 'assistant', some kind of
'neural network' that learns what you choose to read, what you read on the
off-chance it is interesting. We already have the Bayesian analysis in
'SpamAssassin', perhaps that kind of learning can be extended.

There's a lot of things that 'labour saving' and 'time saving' "gadgets" and
technology has done for us. I don't have time to do the laundry the way my
great grandmother's maid did; I have this big white box in my basement, dump my
laundry in it and press a button - an hour later I take the clothes out and put
them back in my closet and drawers. Meanwhile I can do other things. I suppose
you can call that 'saving time' .

The equivalent "white box and press button" isn't quite there for cleaning my
mail, but there are an amazing number of tools that do help. I look at the
SpamAssassin reports and see the number of emails that I was sent that I never
even saw. WOW!

No, I don't read every message on this list. It's easy enough to tell ones that
are not relevant to me. It's also easy enough to recognise the people, you
being one, Linda, who are worth reading anyway :-)

--
A: Yes.
> Q: Are you sure?
>> A: Because it reverses the logical flow of conversation.
>>> Q: Why is top posting frowned upon?


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