I did some experimenting a while back. A lot of messages in digest form come through garbled in Apple Mail - is that what you’re using? I did find that some mail programs, I now don’t remember which ones, could read them. As I recall, the problem was that the messages get sent in multiple formats and Mail picks the wrong one to read.
My solution was to nix the digest and go to individual messages. On the whole, I’m not sorry — it’s easier to follow discussion threads that way.
> On Apr 17, 2015, at 4:06 PM, Fred Thal <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Are the administrators, contributors and readers of this list all
> aware that the digest version ARSCLIST mailings frequently contain
> completely unreadable messages?
> My guess is that a handful of posters are sending their posts in a
> format other than plain text. My further guess is that the digest
> compiler then balks. (Repeat, I'm only guessing. I don't know the
> first thing about how this mailing list application functions.)
> Recent examples are posts from Stephen Leggett, James Roth and James Wolf.
> It's possible that I am the only digest version subscriber, or the
> only one selecting plain text display of mailing lists. Am I doing
> something wrong? It would be nice to be able to read all of the posts
> when I open an ARSCLIST digest.
> Fred Thal