Re: TECH: Switching to a better e-mail program
|From:||Peter Ara Guekguezian <pag-conlanglist@...>|
|Date:||Wednesday, July 26, 2006, 19:46|
Tristan Alexander McLeay wrote:
I just switched to T-bird. I had some trouble getting the outgoing mail
to work, but (with some help) finally managed to get it working.
> On 18/07/06, Paul Bennett <paul-bennett@...> wrote:
>> On Mon, 17 Jul 2006 21:04:34 -0400, Peter Ara Guekguezian
>> <kode-conlangs@...> wrote:
>> > The e-mail address I'm using now is definitely not optimal for a list.
>> > Thus, I will find a new address specifically for this list.
>> > Two Questions:
>> > 1) What is a good (& free) e-mail service to use for the list?
>> (i.e., one
>> > that automatically sorts different threads)
seems to work well enough,
> To be contrary: Gmail has really bad thread sorting. It looks only at
> the subject header. So if two messages have the same subject header
> and are near enough in time, they get classed as the same thread. But
> often, a message comes a month after the rest of the thread, and it
> gets broken (making finding the original thread harder) or some
> terribly minor change is made to the thread header (such as the
> addition of "OT:", or an extra space), and the threading gets broken,
> or two threads are merged into one because they share the same subject
> and came near enough in time. Obviously this means there's only a
> single (flat) level of threading: replies to replies and subthreads
> are not indicated.
> So seriously, if you care at all about threading *don't* use the GMail
> (If you use more than one email address, GMail's client also has
> issues with picking the right one. Basically, it doesn't try to. The
> combination of these two problems, and a few other lesser ones, is
> presently making me poke around at Evolution and Thunderbird to see
> why I stopped using them.)
>> > 2) Is there any easy way to switch addresses, besides the obvious
>> one of
>> > cancelling CONLANG-LIST at this address and subscribing at the new
>> > Or, can I just tell the 'listserv' the new address I wish to use
>> for this
>> > list?
>> I suspect that is the easiest way.
> Indeeed, tmk, it's the only way.
Peter Ara Guekguezian writes:
> > 2) Is there any easy way to switch addresses, besides the obvious one of
> > cancelling CONLANG-LIST at this address and subscribing at the new one?
> > Or, can I just tell the 'listserv' the new address I wish to use for this
> > list?
> You do not need to do the unsubscribe/resubscribe cycle.
> You can directly tell listserv the new address by sending a mail
> > to firstname.lastname@example.org from you *old* address,containing > the following mail *body*:
> change conlang new@address
I did so, and it worked (I sent the refcard command to listserv, and it
gave the same instructions. Foolish me!)
Thanks to all!