Re: [wordperfectmac]: Good idea; and another good idea
- View SourceThanks 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.
On Jan 14, 2005, at 8:54 PM, John Rethorst wrote:
> --- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "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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