You're right Gary - I did not word it as well as I should have.
NYDelaware List Administrator
From: Gary Welch
Date: 1/21/2007 4:41:47 PM
To: 'Rene''; nydelawa(a)rootsweb.com
Subject: RE: [NYDELAWA] Mailing List Rules
The only item on the list that I have any comment on is the 6th. I prefer
that replies keep enough of the thread, including who wrote what, so that I
can follow it even if I missed earlier posts.
I would urge everyone who receives the digest version to consider changing
to the MIME format if you haven't already done so. With the MIME format,
each message comes as a separate attachment which, when opened, is just as
if you had received the non-digest version of the message. That way you can
easily reply to that message and not have cut out other threads, change the
subject line, etc. There is a separate attachment with each MIME version of
the digest that lists the subjects of the attached messages but I usually
just look at the attachment subjects in my email reader. The list
administrator can change your subscription to the MIME format, although I
haven't been able to contact the admin of several lists that I subscribe to.
Some email systems (I believe AOL is one of them) do not support the MIME
format. Before the change to the new email system, the MIME format was the
default for the digest version.
From: Rene' [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, January 20, 2007 3:32 PM
Subject: Re: [NYDELAWA] Mailing List Rules
6th - Please remember to delete the previous emails when replying especially
if they do not pertain to anything - as this also uses a lot of space and is
a nightmare for those of us who get digest mail.