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Top posting solution



On 2004-08-10 18:14, JJB <Barbish3_(_at_)_adelphia_(_dot_)_net> wrote:
> 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
> while
> >> 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
> their
> >> own email clients: Outlook express which is the email client
> built

[...]

> > Please provide a cite/ref to the "Unix email format" as something
> more
> > concrete than your personal definition.  And more concrete than
> RFC
> > 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.

I apologize in advance if I jump in in what might sound like a
knit-picking manner.  However, if this "fix" produces messages like the
one above, where all the usual mutilation of Outlook regarding quoting
and wrapping the text is clearly visible...

it's not a fix :-(