Broken quoting (was Re: XFCE4)

Frank Steinborn steinex at
Mon Nov 3 07:10:44 PST 2008

On Mon, Nov 3, 2008 at 4:07 PM, Frank Steinborn <steinex at> wrote:
> 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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I'm sorry, this was not intended to go to you Jonathan, nor to the
list. I messed something up here. Sorry.


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