On Tue, 10 Aug 2004, JJB wrote: > The fact of life is all the Unix mail clients adhere to the Unix > email format of posting the reply to the bottom of the email while > indenting with a quote character.
Not true. Pine doesn't, for example. It begins a reply with the cursor at the very top of the message body. > Top posting came along when MS/Windows came on the market with their > own email clients: Outlook express which is the email client built > into Internet explorer and the MS/Office Outlook email client. Not true. See above. > There is a little known fix for MS/Outlook express and MS/Office > Outlook email clients that change the behavior of these MS/Windows > email clients so they adhere to the Unix email format of posting the > reply to the bottom of the email while indenting with a quote > character. "Fix" is a loaded term which presumes that something is broken. > To all you Unix hard liners, Please instead of complaining to the > top posters, it would be so much nicer if you just informed the It would actually be much nicer if they'd just quit trying to enforce their preferences on others. > MS/Windows top poster of the above links so they know about the > solution to fix their email clients to adhere to the Unix email > format used on this list. Please provide a cite/ref to the "Unix email format" as something more concrete than your personal definition. And more concrete than RFC 1855, whose second sentence reads: "This memo does not specify an Internet standard of any kind." KeS _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"