Wednesday, April 30, 2014

A Cure For Exploding Heads and Mailboxes #2

Some Blog followers might be interested in a discussion list post “A Cure For Exploding Heads and Mailboxes #2” [Hake (2014)]. The abstract reads:

ABSTRACT: POD’s Vicky Meretsky (2014) wrote at “If your head and your mailbox are both exploding, consider taking POD in Digest format – you get one email per day with all the day’s messages in it. You can pick and choose which to read or just hit delete and kill anything from 1 to 50 messages all at once.”

On page 25 of “A Guide to the ADLsphere” [Hake (2010)] at (3.9 MB) I suggested another way to cure exploding heads and mailboxes: “For LISTSERV archives it’s [easy] to subscribe using the ‘NOMAIL’ option under ‘Miscellaneous.’ Then, as a subscriber, you may access the archives and/or post messages at any time, while receiving NO MAIL from the list, thereby conserving time, hard-drive space, and sanity.”

In the complete post I give the URLs for over 40 popular LISTSERVs.


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Richard Hake, Emeritus Professor of Physics, Indiana University; Honorary Member, Curmudgeon Lodge of Deventer, The Netherlands; President, PEdants for Definitive Academic References which Recognize the Invention of the Internet (PEDARRII); LINKS TO: Academia; Articles; Blog; Facebook; GooglePlus; Google Scholar; Linked In; Research Gate; Socratic Dialogue Inducing (SDI) Labs; Twitter

REFERENCES [URL shortened by and accessed on 30 April 2014.]
Hake, R.R. 2014. “A Cure For Exploding Heads and Mailboxes #2,” online on the OPEN! AERA-L archives at The abstract and link to the complete post are being transmitted to several discussion lists.

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