Then you use readmail to read the inbox file. When you come to a digest,
press the letter, ``o''. Readmail divides the digest into separate
sorts each message by topic at your option, and shows you the list of
messages in the digest in a separate window. You can now read, reply to,
or save each message in the digest one at a time!
In order to divide the digest into individual messages, readmail
automatically scans every message and digest header format it knows about,
and uses the one that works. If your digest is not standard, you define its
format for readmail only once. After that you can read any digest you get,
automatically, one message at a time -- with threading.
This solution is better by far than the usual one used with yarn: Run a
separate program, like ddigest, to ``undigestify'' your digest into separate
messages. Then import the results into a pseudo-newsgroup. First, ddigest
requires that you run it separately, with a separate script file, for each
different digest you receive. Second, I have found ddigest in particular a
fairly unreliable undigestifier: As others have mentioned, it somtimes
produces wierd messages that freeze or otherwise confuse yarn.
While I'm raving: another feature of readmail that I forgot, is that it lets
you choose what columns it shows for a list of messages, on the fly in real
time. You can see any, none, or all of: message number, # of lines in
message, sender, subject, date.