|· What are Digests?|
Digests are email messages sent to you periodically with summary of new postings made here. Weekly or daily digests are available.
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|· Why would I want a digest?|
It makes your life easier. You don't have to explicitly visit this site to see what conversations are going on around here. Just read your digest and if there is some topic that seems of interest, click on it in your email program and start participating!
You may unsubscribe at any time.
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|· How often are digests sent?|
They can be sent daily or weekly. Weekly digests are sent on Sundays.[ Back to Top ]
|· When are digests sent?|
You determine the hour you want to receive the digest. Whatever time you choose, you will always get the latest news so pick a time that suits your lifestyle.[ Back to Top ]
|· What time period is covered by the digest?|
Either 24 hours or 7 days, depending on whether you selected a daily or weekly digest. Postings older than this will not be included. In addition, if you want, you can elect not to see postingssince you last logged in, if you visited recently. You can even filter out your own postings.[ Back to Top ]
|· Suppose I don't want summaries of every message here. Can I be selective?|
Yes. You can pick the forum or forums that interest you. By default you will get messages for all forums that you are allowed to access.[ Back to Top ]
|· What email message formats are available?|
We can send you HTML or ASCII text.
Both contain URLs that will easily bring your to any topic or posting of interest.[ Back to Top ]
|· Do I get the whole message text in the digest?|
By default you get the first 150 characters of the text, or you can elect not to see any of the posting text and just see the topic subject instead.
You can select posting excerpts including the first 50, 100, 150, 300 or 600 characters, or the full text of the posting (up to 32,000 characters). Anything beyond the limit you set will be truncated.
We recommend keeping the default length because otherwise your digests may get so big as to be unusable. We have also heard that very large digests may be rejected by your ISP or put you over your server storage quota. An excerpt reduces bandwidth and is usually all that is needed.
Why? Because each excerpt has a convenient link that will take you to the topic or postingof interest.[ Back to Top ]
|· How do I get started?|
Just click on the Digests link in the forum navigation bar in any Forum page. Or if you prefer click here.[ Back to Top ]
|· Can I unsubscribe?|
Just go to the Digest administration page and select "None" for "Type of Digest Wanted". Then submit the form.
Your subscription will end immediately.[ Back to Top ]