Some how there needs to be a better way to quickly wade through the wide
variety of incoming e-mail postings to determine what is of interest to the
subscriber (e.g. information on legislation, corn, dairy, or a sustainable ag
newsletters). Several people in my office are not reading their e-mail or they
have unsubscribed because they don't have the time to wade through the
barrage incoming mail.
Suggestion to servers or subscribers: Require or use a short 1 to 10 line
paragraph at the very beginning to include key words or a short abstract for the
reader to determine whether dairy, legislation, newsletter releases, or corn are
subjects of interest to the reader. (i.e. Abstract: Servers, Bulletin Boards,
Subscribers: suggestion to save subscriber time and/or unsubscribers. Key
Words: e-mail sorting, e-mail posting, time loss, suggestion)
Some how there needs to be a way to quickly review postings. There are
several people in my office that have unsubscribed because they don't have the
time to wade through the incoming mail.
Information postings such as newsletters, legislation and other information that
can be "attached"firstname.lastname@example.org to subscribers via CC or BC
addresses should have an index, key word list or abstract in as few words as
Better yet, if BB's or servers which could be sorted by subscribers using a preset
set list of key words (provided by the source and listed by the server/BB) it really
would cut the time to wade through the mail system. This system would probably
loose some valuable information for the subscriber but it would make this sorting
problem much more manageable.
I am not sure this would apply to those who want to give a quick response to
respond to a request for help by another subscriber.
Bob Hobza/Pest Management Analysis and Planning Program/DPR/State of
California Environmental Protection Agency/Sacramento, CA