Snipping signatures and bottom quoting from posts

The cover of the first edition of The Medium is the Massage by t Marshall McLuhan and Quentin Fiore. Snipping is a way that messages are massaged for the medum of group discussion.

Post snipping is one of the way messages are massaged to make them more suitable for the group.

OnlineGroups.net changes the posts that people make to your groups to make them more suitable for the medium of group email. Some changes are subtle, like the modified email headers; others are more obvious, like HTML email. Another way that the message is altered is by post snipping: when parts of the message are automatically hidden, allowing the group members to concentrate on the relevant parts of the message. In this post I will discuss post snipping, and how your groups decide what to snip.

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Email headers (listserv basics part 2)

Email messages are divided into two parts. The body is the main part of the message, and is what most people think of as the message. It is what we discussed earlier when we talked about HTML formatting, for example. The other part contains all the email headers, which are used to describe the message. Like all listserv systems, your groups with OnlineGroups.net uses of these headers to tell you some useful things about the message. Below we explain what all the main email headers are, and how to make the most of them in your group and mailing lists in general.

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Email commands for your listserv

At OnlineGroups.net you can read messages in your group using either the web, or email ( just like a normal listerv). Likewise you have two ways to control your group: using the web or email commands. We provide commands for all the basic functions you would expect of a listerv, as well as a few that are unique to us.

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Hide posts in your archive

People can post to your listserv using the web or email. Regardless of the method, the post is placed in the excellent online archive — organised into topics along with the other posts. However, sometimes something is wrong with the post and you need a post removed from the archive. OnlineGroups.net gives both you and the author of the post the ability to hide posts. This allows you to keep your archive clean and focused.

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