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Subject:Answer to Digests command From:Eric Ray <ejray -at- OKWAY -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU> Date:Wed, 21 Jul 1993 13:10:59 CDT
Fred (and all),
For digests, just send one message to LISTSERV -at- VM1 -dot- UCC -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU saying
SET TECHWR-L DIGEST
To return to normal mail,
SET TECHWR-L MAIL
To temporarily turn mail off without getting digests,
SET TECHWR-L NOMAIL
If you have any questions, respond to me off the list.
ejray -at- okway -dot- okstate -dot- edu
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Subject: Re: Digests command
Author: "Technical Writers List; for all Technical Communication issues"
<TECHWR-L -at- VM1 -dot- ucc -dot- okstate -dot- edu> at SMTP
Date: 7/21/93 11:13 AM
> I used the command SET DIGESTS in order to combine all messages in one file a
> day. However, the past days I've received these collective files as well as
> original messages. That's too much of redundancy, and moreover: my mailbox is
> even more expanding than before.
> Did I something wrong? Any solution?
It seems I broke a rule of writing: Write about what you know about.
Or a rule of tech writing: Try it before you describe it. Well, I'm
going to break it again because I want to get this out right away (and
I don't want digests myself). After another reading of the LISTSERV
reference card, it seems you _may_ need to send 2 commands to
LISTSERV -at- VM1 -dot- UCC -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU to get digests _instead_ of single
SET TECHWR-L DIGESTS
SET TECHWR-L NOMAIL
Will someone who is interested try this and report or someone who knows
more about list servers than I do post an authoritative answer?
Wishing I'd never brought this up... I remain,
Your faithful servant,
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