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RE: Please Format Your Posts
- From: Charles Sprickman
- Date: Sun May 14 13:08:05 2000
On Sun, 14 May 2000, Roeland Meyer (E-mail) wrote:
> 1) some of us use mailers that won't let us change that easily.
> 2) but, then those same mailers expect to be talking to updated
> mailers on the other end.
There are plenty of updated mailers that run in a term session...
> Come ON guys! Use Netscape, under an X session. Do I have to stay
> stuck in PINE just because of a few old troglodytes? I already have HTML
> and RTF turned off.
Yes! I don't know anyone that can blow through mailing list chaff quickly
in any of the GUI-fied mailers. I like to read/compose mail without ever
taking my hands off the keyboard... I don't want my mailboxes spread over
16 machines for the next person to peek at, and we don't run an IMAP
MTA yet... You know, I can even click on web links in my crunchy old
mailer? I don't even have to see the ads (hello lynx!). If I so desired,
I could have Netscape fire up for this purpose as well.
> As soon as I find the wrap switch, I'll hit it.
Edit->Prefs->mail&news->messages->"wrap outgoing, plain text messages at X
Not to start a religious war, but I really must say every GUI MUA I've
ever touched is bloated, clunky, non-intuitive, slow, and mouse-click
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On Behalf Of
> > David Lesher
> > Sent: Sunday, May 14, 2000 5:46 AM
> > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > Cc: email@example.com
> > Subject: Re: Please Format Your Posts
> > Unnamed Administration sources reported that firstname.lastname@example.org said:
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > Or is it a lost cause to expect people to be concerned about
> > > the number of characters on a line, when they are arguing
> > > that we shouldn't worry about the number of globally-known
> > > routing prefixes?
> > I would hope not, but....
> > One alternative is to regard unwrapped lines, HTML, 20 line sigs,
> > and ms-tref as scoring; they help you evaluate the poster, as
> > well as her/his post.
> > --
> > A host is a host from coast to coast.................email@example.com
> > & no one will talk to a host that's close........[v].(301) 56-LINUX
> > Unless the host (that isn't close).........................pob 1433
> > is busy, hung or dead....................................20915-1433