NANOG Digest, Vol 55, Issue 68

JC Dill jcdill.lists at
Thu Aug 23 03:55:26 UTC 2012

On 22/08/12 5:09 PM, Mark Andrews wrote:
> You top posted to a digest with multiple threads in it. If you are 
> going to reply to a digest DO NOT TOP POST the entire digest. Trim the 
> message down to the message(s) you are replying to and fix the subject 
> line. You choose to receive digests. With that choice comes the 
> responsability to reply properly.

Frankly, I don't understand why a technical list like NANOG even allows 
subscribing to a digest - folks here should have the bandwidth to accept 
individual emails and the technical expertise to filter them etc.

That said, it's a very simple matter to configure mailman to 
automatically bounce back to the sender any and all messages when the 
subject includes the following text:

     NANOG Digest, Vol

Or the body includes the following text:

     When replying, please edit your Subject line so it is more specific 
than "Re: Contents of NANOG digest..."

 From my past experience managing mailing lists, doing this will 
eliminate 99.999% of improperly formatted replies to a digest email.


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