Re: CZERNOWITZ-L digest 10

From: Bruce Reisch <>
Date: Wed, 19 Jun 2002 08:21:16 -0400

<x-flowed>>Elaine Kaplan wrote:
>I seem to have trouble reading some of the items on the digest.

Dear Elaine:
I asked the Cornell support person behind the listserv service about
your situation. Others have reported this as well. Here is his

What the subscriber is seeing is the actual content of the messages.
That is, if you looked at the actual content of an individual e-mail
message, rather than looking at it through the filtering effects
of your e-mail client, you would see all that stuff. That is the
way that fonts/colors/sizes/styles and attachments are encoded
in e-mail. This can be verified by saving the message to a separate
file and looking at it with a text editor (not a word processor).

The subscriber could try to use the "digest" format [as opposed to
the digest-nomime format]. For some people
that works better, but for a lot of people it works worse. [Send to the command: set Czernowitz-L mail digest
For some, it will work better to send this command:
   set Czernowitz-L mail digest-nomime which is probably the
way Elaine has it set now.]

Alternatively, (and much preferred) everyone on the list could be
trained to use *plain* text. In addition to working better with
archives it takes up less storage space and creates less network
traffic. For example I have seen some messages (generated by Outlook)
that have the same message in the body in FIVE different formats
   plain text, richtext, HTML, RTF, WORD
Material in [brackets] added by Bruce Reisch.

>Today's message contained one message which went on and on and on
>and on.. (snip) If you would like, I will forward it back to you
>exactly as I received it.

Please do.

>Thanks for listening. I really am interested in Czernovitz as I
>think this is where my grandfather was from, and I am hoping that
>someday I will be able to verify this.

I hope you will post what you know about your grandfather. Someone
on the group may be able to help you find out more.

>Perhaps we can meet at the conference as suggested.

I'm looking forward to that!

Bruce Reisch
Geneva, New York

Received on 2002-06-19 08:48:31

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