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Jim McKenney jamesamckenney@verizon.net
Thu, 31 Jul 2014 10:47:19 PDT
Kipp wrote: " "Conversation" grouping really helps that problem."

I read most of my email through Verizon Yahoo mail. A few months ago it spontaneously switched to what Kipp called "group by conversation". I didn't ask for this, and there are several problems associated with it from my brief experience. 

For one, doesn't this feature bloat the digest? Most of my emails now come with the full trail of recent related messages, with the result that the accumulating messages are repeated over and over. I have not figured out how to delete the accumulated messages before responding to the list.

For another, it's sometimes confusing to determine which message is the most recent one. I've now trained myself to look for the time stamp on the message to help sort things out. 

I tried the "show message history" option, but that does not seem to make a difference. 

Jim McKenney

On Thursday, July 31, 2014 1:27 PM, Kipp McMichael <kimcmich@hotmail.com> wrote:

  Jim is quite right - though there are ways, Keshab, to address the message overload problem when a topic lights up on the PBS. I have a filter for my email inbox so that all the emails to the PBS list go into a separate folder. This means a busy topic like Lycoris doesn't fill my inbox and squeeze out my more important non-PBS messages. And I can just look in that folder when I want to check for PBS messages of interest.
  I also recommend you use the "group by conversation" or similar option for your email client. In my PBS emails folder, all 15+ Lycoris messages from the recent topic are grouped in a single entry in the list of messages. My old email system just listed each email in order or receipt (newest first) and that meant a topic like Lycoris with many responses would quickly fill the first page of the list. "Conversation" grouping really helps that problem.

> From: jshields46074@gmail.com
> In my own opinion, that pretty much would defeat the purpose of the PBS
> list.
> On Thu, Jul 31, 2014 at 12:46 PM, Keshab C. Pradhan <keshabcp@gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > Wonder if specific topics like *Lycoris squamigera* could be exchanged only
> > among those genuinely interested in once the topic has been opened in PBS
> > site?

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