Too much Cohousing-L email? Try C-L-Summary
From: Fred H Olson (
Date: Thu, 2 Nov 2006 07:14:39 -0800 (PST)
The last day or so we seem to have a lull in the usual stream of
cohousing-L messages so I'm taking this lack of messages competing
for your attention to remind you of alternatives gettting all those
messages in your inbox.

The main reason people unsubscribe is because the number of messages is
more than they can handle.

There are a number of ways to read cohousing-L discussion with varying
amounts of email:

1) regular cohousing-L sub - each message sent individually (average
                             50 messages per week)
2) digest  cohousing-L sub - usually 1-3 messages per day containing
                             individual messages.
3) C-L Summary list - 1 short message PER WEEK with list of message
             subjects and posters.  Read selected messages via the web.
5) Simply browse the messages via the web periodically

Most subscribers use digest mode tho it is harder to reply appropriately
(most of quoted digest should be deleted and the subject line must be
restored).  To set digest mode go to the Cohousing-L Info page via:

*******  C-L SUMMARY Weekly mailings  *******

The Cohousing-L summary mailing list (C-L-sum) is the lowest email option
that still reminds you thru your inbox of ongoing cohousing discussion.
This separate list sends one message per week with a summary of the week's
activity and serves as a reminder that messages themselves can be read via
with ones web browser.

To see a sample summary go to

I expect C-L-sum subscribers will not get messages Cohousing-L messages
via email - that is they will not be subscribed to cohousing-L or
preferably will have a NO MAIL MODE subscription to Cohousing-L.  (The
latter allows them to post to cohousing-L most easily.  Replying to
Cohousing-L posts appropriately in this case must be done by starting a
new message on the same subject and maybe copy and pasting a selected
quote from the message on the web.)

For more information about C-L-Sum and links to subscribe, go to:

Getting assistance.

Forms to subscribe and set mail modes etc can be confusing, tho I'd prefer
people make changes themselves if they can, I am happy to assist with
setting up no mail mode subs, unsubscribing folks etc.
Email subscription help requests to Fred:  fholson [at]

I.E. DO NOT send subscription help requests to cohousing-L [at]

If subscription related email is sent to this address, they can go
to all other subscribers and are annoying.

Listserv FAQs:
Cohousing-L specific FAQ:

Fred, listserv manager

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