Broken quoting (was Re: XFCE4)

Frank Steinborn steinex at
Mon Nov 3 07:07:43 PST 2008

That's wrong.

Am 03.11.2008 um 15:59 schrieb Jonathan McKeown <jonathan+freebsd-questions at 

> On Monday 03 November 2008 16:17:20 Bob McConnell wrote:
> [Jonathan to joeb via freebsd-questions]
>>> I don't know whether it's you or your email client, but your quoting
>>> is hideously broken. Please fix it.
>> It's his email client. Microsoft Lookout will no longer do standard
>> quoting and forces top posting of replies. I am also required to  
>> use it
>> by our IT department policies and have to manually reformat each  
>> message
>> I reply to. There used to be an option that could be set to get angle
>> bracket quoting, but that disappeared in the update from MS-Office  
>> 2000
>> to 2003.
>> The top line, "-----Original Message-----", is the clue that he is  
>> using
>> the Microsoft client. That is its standard separator for all replies.
>> Yes, it is a major pain. I really do prefer Thunderbird.
> I'm used to seeing the original message starting with its headers in  
> the
> Outlook style - that's not what's confusing me here.
> joeb, I don't mean to be rude but I find your posts hard to read  
> (and I've
> seen others comment so as well), because instead you somehow end up  
> with the
> original headers AFTER the original message, which is unexpected,  
> and your
> response after that again - looking as though it belongs to the  
> original
> header block.
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