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Re: My current practise in using Conlang e-mails

From:Scott Heath <sheath@...>
Date:Wednesday, January 7, 2004, 19:50
At the risk of being flamed, consider getting Outlook rather than Outlook
Express. In Outlook, you have the option of saving an individual email message
as an HTML or TXT file.

Another option in Outlook, if you want whack a batch of messages, is to export
email messages to an Access database. This also has the advantage of being
searchable and sortable. It also means you could send a friend the entire
conlang list output for say a year as a single database file, as frightening a
possibility as that sounds...

If you only have a web-based email service, well, this list just might be
wildly impractical, just by its sheer volume. (That volume, however, presents
a wealth of information and commentary that is sometimes as amusing as
informative. ;-) Consider maintaining a separate email account just for this
list, if you must use a web-based email service.

--Scott Heath


> From: "Thomas R. Wier" <trwier@...> > To: <CONLANG@...> > Sent: Sunday, January 04, 2004 11:34 PM > Subject: Re: My current practise in using Conlang e-mails > > > > From: <joerg_rhiemeier@...> > > > Clint Jackson BAKER <litrex2@...> wrote: > > > > I just deleted a zillion conlang e-mails. Originally I had tried to > > > > delete occasionally with the hope of getting to the ones I thought > > > > useful. But this hopelessly backfired when I saw that my account was > > > > at 125% of its limit. > > > > > > The only way of dealing with the volume (short of leaving the list) > > > is going NOMAIL. > > > > I'm not so sure of that. I used to regularly leave the list every > > time a new school term began. But I've found of late that, rather > > than leaving or going NOMAIL, it's helpful to receive the emails in > > digest form. You still gets lots of extraneous material, but I find > > it much easier to skip through all that by skimming in one sitting > > than receiving individual emails separately. At the very least, > > this method doesn't clog up one's emailbox anywhere near as fast. > > I tried the digest option, too, but unfortunately, the mails are not sorted > after topics, like The List itself IIRC. That's why I still receive dozens > of dozens of mails each day (yesterday I deleted nearly all mails!). Sure, > for saving the mails as HTML files, it's better to read The List online and > not download the mails with your mail program, but then at least, I'd prefer > to extract the emails I already received out of Outlook Express (6.0). > > *OT:* But unfortunately OE has no option to export to TXT or HTML, and > Mozilla from which you can import mails can do save messages as TXT/HTML > files, but you've got to do everything by hand, it'd be surely more > comfortable to do the extraction automatically ... So if someone knows a > small proggy that can do this task automatically ... please for Windows! The > Linux distribution I've got is a "Linux-life-from-CD"-distribution (Knoppix, >, and many required files (Qt3, Python headers, other .so's...) > are not at the places the ./configure expects them or whyever cannot be > recognized even if I do ./configure --with-qt-foobars /usr/local/foo, I > always fail at compiling something (or when it's compiled, the installation > fails because something like "target 'foo': nothing to do ... leaving > directory ... exit"). I really should go buying SuSE or Mandrake or > something newbie-friendly like that (if it only wouldn't be so expensive, > but still less expensive than Windows!) => OT: HOW TO GET EMAILS CONVERTED > TO HTML FILES OUT OF OUTLOOK EXPRESS 6.0 AUTOMATICALLY?


Carsten Becker <post@...>Getting OE6 mails xported 2 single TXT files automatically?