Mail etiquette (was: What is this mean by this term)
gerard at seibercom.net
Fri Jan 19 16:34:07 UTC 2007
On Friday January 19, 2007 at 10:21:24 (AM) Ceri Davies wrote:
> On Fri, Jan 19, 2007 at 09:42:54AM +1030, Greg 'groggy' Lehey wrote:
> > I think the biggest problem with Microsoft MUAs is not where they
> > position the cursor, but the difficulty they cause in editing the
> > text. My editor also positions the cursor at the very top when I
> > reply to a message. But it also makes it possible to tidy things up.
> To be fair to Microsoft (or perhaps this makes it even worse), their Mac
> development team clearly understand this, as Entourage (the Mac
> equivalent of Outlook) doesn't do any of the tens of stupid things that
> Outlook does.
Actually, the MS Live Beta version can be configured to place the cursor
at the end when replying.
> > "Top posting" is only one issue. Others of great importance are
> > trimming your posts, not breaking the lines into tiny fragments, and
> > not writing one-line paragraphs. Your .sig is a good example of
> > things that people should remove from replies.
No one needs a 10+ line signature. Perhaps they are compromising for
> When they are correctly formatted (line-feed,hyphen,hyphen,space), good
> MUAs can do this automatically.
I think the problem can be more readily attributed to the theory of
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