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Re: [wordperfectmac]: Good idea; and another good idea

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  • Rick Albright
    Thanks for the explanation, John. As I said, I m not complaining, really. I m far more grateful to have the archives available; it s just a case of having to
    Message 1 of 10 , Jan 16, 2005
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      Thanks for the explanation, John. As I said, I'm not complaining,
      really. I'm far more grateful to have the archives available; it's just
      a case of having to adjust to the paradigm, and I wanted to be sure I
      understood how the archives are structured.
      Best,
      Rick Albright
      On Jan 14, 2005, at 8:54 PM, John Rethorst wrote:

      >
      > --- In wordperfectmac@yahoogroups.com, "Richard S. Albright"
      > <logres@r...> wrote:
      > >
      > > is there a way to get
      > > from the digest number (the number that appears in the index
      > > you've created) and the Yahoo message number? I keep getting
      > > those confused, and will put what I'll refer to as "our" message
      > > number in the Yahoo "go to message #" field, to find out that the
      > > message I go to has nothing to do with what I'm looking for. And
      > > because I don't understand Yahoo's numbering scheme (which
      > > at times doesn't even appear to be sequential), I always end up
      > > doing a lot of "firsts," lasts," or "nexts" to try to get to the
      > page that
      > > has the right archive on it.
      >
      > The Yahoo message numbers do not correspond to the digest numbers.
      > This was the result of some trial and error uploading the digests. I
      > wrote an Applescript to mail each one of the digests, at 15 minute
      > intervals so they'd arrive in order (internet email travels in
      > "packets", taking different routes according to traffic
      > loads, and an email sent after another one might easily arrive before
      > it). 953 digests at the rate of four per hour has the Applescript
      > running for ten days, but after one day I noticed they were wildly
      > out of order. I then had the unusually (for me) bright idea of using
      > Yahoo's SMTP (outgoing) mail server, rather than my ISP's,
      > easy enough since I had a Yahoo mail account. That worked much
      > better, so I was able to cut the Applescript interval to two minutes.
      > But many message numbers had by then been used up, and I don't
      > see a way to reset them.
      >
      > After finding the digest numbers you want via the index, just click
      > the Previous or Next buttons on the message page to navigate to the
      > digest you want. Alternatively, a search of the digests (not the
      > index) using the Yahoo engine will return a list of only those
      > digests containing the search string. The only disadvantage of that
      > is that Yahoo searches only about 50 digests at a time.
      >
      > John R.
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