LIWDG Meetings Are Back!

Next LIWDG meeting: TBA

If you're interested in participating in the group at our meetings, you'll be credited up on the web site.

We are looking for volunteers for our next meetings, Do you want to bring food? Get us a sponsor? Find us a speaker to discuss Web Development/Design topics? (ie. Macromedia, Adobe, or Some flash / html expert ) Let us know.

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Reading the LIWDG Web Development Discussion List

Once you are subscribed to the LIWDG list, you will begin receiving messages other subscribers have posted to the list.

The LIWDG List is a very active discussion list with over 200 subscribers. By "active" we mean that you can expect to receive many e-mail messages from the list each day. Traffic varies from as low as 10 messages per day on a holiday weekend up to 60 messages on a very busy day.

Mail Modes

There are several ways to handle this extra traffic. First, you can subscribe to the list in DIGEST mode. In this mode, individual messages are concatenated into larger files of several dozen messages each.

To subscribe to the list in DIGEST mode use the form on the List Homepage, or change your settings on your personal User Option page. A link to your User Option page is in the Welcome e-mail sent to you when you first subscribed to the list.

Filtering Messages

Many e-mail clients have the ability to filter incoming messages. A filter is a rule that is applied to all messages as they are received from your email server. Each filtering rule can test one or more properties of the message (such as: who it's from) and set other properties (such as, the mailbox folder it should be stored into.)

The mechanics of specifying filters differs from one email program to another. All LIWDG list messages are sent to you with the following header fields:

FROM: the name of the original sender
SUBJECT: [liwdg] sender's subject line

The items in bold are always the same, whereas the italicized items change from message to message.