freebsd vs. netbsd

Ralf Mardorf ralf.mardorf at
Thu Jun 11 12:30:54 UTC 2020

On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 08:15:04 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:
>On Thu, Jun 11, 2020 at 8:03 AM Yuri Pankov <yuripv at> wrote:
>> Ralf Mardorf via freebsd-questions wrote:  
>> > On Thu, 11 Jun 2020 06:49:47 -0400, Aryeh Friedman wrote:  
>> >> As to the comment of how common top posting is or not almost
>> >> every web based MUA defaults to it  
>> >
>> > Could you mention a few FLOSS BSD or Linux MUAs that by default
>> > sets the cursor above the quoted text?  
>> FWIW, Thunderbird does that by default in new accounts, you have to
>> configure it to do otherwise.  
>So does every other GUI/web MUA.   I don't know why it is so hard for
>the FreeBSD community to get that conventions have changed (for better
>or worse I don't know but they have).  I have even had people complain
>about not top-posting because "I can't find your reply" and thus
>almost the entire world (except for a few technical mailing lists)
>either accepts or encourages top-posting.

I seriously doubt that there are a lot GUI or TUI MUAs available for
BSD or Linux that do that by default. Just mentioning one, Thunderbird
and then claiming every other does, too, is weak. I'm not aware of one.
Evolution doesn't, Sylpheed doesn't, Claws-Mail doesn't. IIRC KMail and
Wanderlust didn't when I used them. Probably no other does, I just
mentioned those I'm still using or I used a while back.

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