[Tweeters] Re: Detailed Messages Cut Off in Topic #2 - No Messages Beyond That [Receiving incomplete digests]

Dan Victor dvictor06 at comcast.net
Sun Mar 9 15:18:07 PDT 2014

On Mar 9, 2014, at 2:48 PM, Allen E. Smith <snoshuak at comcast.net> wrote:

> Tweeters,


> The Tweeters E-Mail I received today (Sunday March 9, 2014) lists 12 topics, but when I scroll down to read the messages I could not see anything beyond “I wish it didnb”

> In the message body of Topic #2.


> This is not the first time the Tweeters E-Mail has had the message contents cut off. Can you explain what is wrong and fix it?


> Thanks, Allen Smith


Allen and others,

Subject: Receiving incomplete digests

This happens once and a while due to different email clients. Usually the scenario is that someone sends a message to the list through their email client (be it Outlook, Thunderbird, or a web client like Yahoo) which includes a strange character (maybe the person put in a smiley face icon, or something like that) and then for some of the people receiving the message, their email client won't know what to do with that strange symbol (this will happen even in plain text mode and so just stops displaying any text that follows it.

The problem is idiosyncratic because it just depends on the particular email clients and the happenstance of these strange characters. It doesn't have anything to do with Mailman or anything within our control, unfortunately.

Our advise for messages that don't come through properly is to go to the list archives and read the messages from there, or to see about using a different email client, if possible.

The list archives are located at the following URL:


You may also see the postings at ABA Birding News :


Sorry there's no simple fix.

(Response from UDub Computing & Communications)

Dan Victor, Seattle, WA mailto:tweeters-owner at mailman2.u.washington.edu
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