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Top posting solution



owner-freebsd-questions_(_at_)_freebsd_(_dot_)_org wrote:
> On 2004-08-10 22:02, Chuck Swiger <cswiger_(_at_)_mac_(_dot_)_com> wrote:
>> Giorgos Keramidas wrote:
>>> On 2004-08-10 18:14, JJB <Barbish3_(_at_)_adelphia_(_dot_)_net> wrote: [
...badly
>>> quoted stuff... ] 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 :-(
>>
>> Giorgos-- it would be reasonable to assume that JJB was using the
>> tool he speaks of, only that would not be correct; oe-quotefix
>> doesn't work with Outlook itself:
>>
>> ] From: JJB <Barbish3_(_at_)_adelphia_(_dot_)_net>
>> ] Subject: RE: Top posting solution
>> ] Message-id:
<MIEPLLIBMLEEABPDBIEGOENNGIAA_(_dot_)_Barbish3_(_at_)_adelphia_(_dot_)_net>
>> ] X-MIMEOLE: Produced By Microsoft MimeOLE V6.00.2800.1409
>> ] X-Mailer: Microsoft Outlook IMO, Build 9.0.6604 (9.0.2911.0)
>>
>> [ Only someone condemned to support Windows users would want to
>> understand the relationship between Outlook and OE in more
detail,
>> so suffice it to say that the two are much more different than
one
>> might expect from the shared name. ]
>
> Thanks for the clarification!  I was sleepy when I replied and
somehow
> missed the important yet subtle detail.  I do know the differences
of
> Outlook and OE.  I regularly have to read email formatted [or
should I
> say "unformatted"?] by Outlook 2003 for my $realjob and I've used
both
> Outlook and OE in the past.
>
> I just felt it was a bit funny to find a message in support of
> Outlook that exhibited exactly the sort of malformed output that
> Outlook is known for. What I wrote wasn't meant to be an offense
to
> JJB who's one of the regular posters and *does* contribute a lot
to
> helping others :-)
>
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Final closing comments on this thread.

I like many people who are FreeBSD users in one form or another have
to use the MS/Windows email clients in the process of earning a
living. This is just the reality of working today in the IT field. I
have always top posted to this list because that's how office
outlook worked. I had previously seen the fix for outlook express
and did not find out about the office outlook fix until the fix
author replied to my questions about his web site today.

I just though there might be more office outlook users on this list
who did not know about the bottom posting fix and posted the start
of this thread just as an innocent information transfer kind of
thing.

I was not implying any preference to top or bottom posting. I
personally prefer reading a thread composed of all bottom posting or
all top posting. When they are intermixed the flow is very hard to
follow. Since the majority of posts to this list are bottom posted I
though that now that I have a fix for my office outlook to bottom
post, I would start using it to do my part to make the threads I
post into easier to read and follow the flow of the conversation.












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