From: Deanna Berman (dberman_at_dimensional.com)
Date: Thu Dec 05 2002 - 06:20:58 EST
Welcome to the Thinkpad list, David.
You should get a copy of every single message that is sent to the
Thinkpad list. When you see individual names as recipients, it is
probably because when some people reply to posted messages, they post
the reply to the list and also send a courtesy copy to the person or
persons whose posts inspired the reply. If you contribute to a
discussion thread, you may get two copies of their posts.
It sounds as if your mail program (like many people's) is set up to
show the name of the post author as the sender even though you are
actually receiving the messages from the list.
I do not know what you expected to receive, but this is a fairly
active group of participants. If the number of messages is too high
for you, you might want to change your subscription options to
"digest" mode. You would then get the entire day's messages tacked
together in one looooooong email.
Another option might be to set your mail reader to sort your mailbox
by subject and then read only those messages that interest you.
I certainly don't read all the posts. I look for posts about my type
of Thinkpad and about issues that seem germane to my own life. But
there are also several people whose posts I never skip, even when the
topics don't attract me. Those individuals might seem to have shrewd
insight into the TP world, unusual generosity in assisting their
listmates, exceptional writing skills, or the fine sensibilities
required to appreciate my own bizarre sense of humor...
At any rate, don't give up because of the traffic just yet. You might
just find that you *can* find a satisfactory balance.
> I signed up for your Thinkpad mailing list a couple of days ago and
> I get bunches of e-mail messages that I think may be misdirected.
> I don't know how your mailing list is supposed to work; am I supposed
> to get dozens of messages sent to other people, every day?
> I can see how reading them would teach me quite a bit about Thinkpads
> in short order, but this is a bit more than I'm ready to deal with.
> David Miller
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