Mailing List Etiquette was freebsd vs. netbsd

@lbutlr kremels at
Mon Jun 15 01:14:53 UTC 2020

On 14 Jun 2020, at 01:08, Aryeh Friedman <aryeh.friedman at> wrote:
> Any MUA that arbitrarily reformats text is too smart for its own good and
> fundamentally broken in a critical way.  

mutt softwraps text very well, and has done for many many years. There is nothing arbitrary about it as it is something the user does. I don't use Claws, but I am about 99% sure it will softflow lines at whatever width you want (but not, iirc, window width).

As for code, if you ae excepting cut/paste ready code in anything other than source files you're going to run into problems.

On 14 Jun 2020, at 02:11, Ottavio Caruso via freebsd-questions <freebsd-questions at> wrote:
> For those of you who have taken part in this thread saying
> (paraphrasing) "Yes, I know there are long-established conventions,
> but I don't care because I'm above all that", for you there's Zoom,
> Snapchat, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook. You'll always have a hard time
> on a technical mailing list. Just give up!

Damn kids, get off my lawn! <fist shake>

Nearly everyone in the world who accesses email accesses it through a GUI, not a console or a terminal. Things like how the text is displayed are important options for users to have (not for senders, which is why HTML email is still so offensive) so that the text appears in a way that works best for the user.

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