Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at rocketmail.com
Wed Aug 15 20:03:39 UTC 2018

On Wed, 15 Aug 2018 15:05:21 -0400, Alejandro Imass wrote:
>Man, if you can't beat them then adapt or die. I was religious about
>this shit too but only to discover the ignorant assholes are making
>all the money so screw that. If the mainstream MUAs are not following,
>and it's not just Google, it's Apple Mail, Outlook and many more, so
>if the mailing list archives can't deal with change then it's the
>latter's fault and they will just fade away.

This time I could resist to reply to the junk mail topic and I even was
able to ignore the posting style topic for a while, but please stop
swearing. Some of us, including myself, sometimes offend netiquette. No
hard feelings! 

While we're on it, interleaved posting and bottom posting is preferred
on most, if not all mailing lists related to FLOSS operating systems and
mailing lists for software written for those operating systems. I'm not
aware of any MUA for those operating systems, that doesn't provide
bottom posting as the default for replies.

Indeed, if I use my iPad I need to move the cursor to the bottom, which
isn't really hard to do, let alone that trimming quotes and interleave
posting anyway is what most of the times is done, so the default
position of the cursor most of the times is irrelevant.

On FLOSS MUA mailing lists, e.g. Evolution, subscribers sometimes
mention bugs of proprietary MUAs, e.g. Outlook Express, and they ask
the developers of the FLOSS MUAs to fix issues caused by those bugs by
mails sent from the proprietary MUAs, instead of reporting the bug to
upstream of the proprietary MUAs.

Instead of adapting something wrong and complaining at the wrong
place, consider to send a feature request to the right addressee.

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