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Top posting solution
- Subject: Top posting solution
- From: Barbish3 at adelphia.net (JJB)
- Date: Tue Aug 10 15:14:45 2004
Kevin Stevens wrote:
> On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, JJB wrote:
>> The fact of life is all the Unix mail clients adhere to the Unix
>> email format of posting the reply to the bottom of the email
>> indenting with a quote character.
> Not true. Pine doesn't, for example. It begins a reply with the
> cursor at the very top of the message body.
>> Top posting came along when MS/Windows came on the market with
>> own email clients: Outlook express which is the email client
>> into Internet explorer and the MS/Office Outlook email client.
> Not true. See above.
>> There is a little known fix for MS/Outlook express and MS/Office
>> Outlook email clients that change the behavior of these
>> email clients so they adhere to the Unix email format of posting
>> reply to the bottom of the email while indenting with a quote
> "Fix" is a loaded term which presumes that something is broken.
>> To all you Unix hard liners, Please instead of complaining to the
>> top posters, it would be so much nicer if you just informed the
> It would actually be much nicer if they'd just quit trying to
> their preferences on others.
>> MS/Windows top poster of the above links so they know about the
>> solution to fix their email clients to adhere to the Unix email
>> format used on this list.
> Please provide a cite/ref to the "Unix email format" as something
> concrete than your personal definition. And more concrete than
> 1855, whose second sentence reads: "This memo does not specify an
> Internet standard of any kind."
So your a hard core purest on the other side of the coin. You can
nit pick about wording all you want. It still does not detract from
the fact that there is an 'FIX' to change the behavior of MS/windows
top posting. As always, the reader has the chose in how they want to
reply to posts on this list, top or bottom posting.