[Muly, sorry for hijacking your thread, but it's becoming interesting...]

On Monday 19 October 2015 10:39:00 Baruch Siach wrote:
> On Mon, Oct 19, 2015 at 10:21:43AM +0300, Oron Peled wrote:
> > /On Sunday 18 October 2015 23:31:56 Diego Iastrubni wrote:/
> > /> Muli,/
> > /> /
> > /> How did you set up your image in color...?/
> Speaking of email clients I must say that the quoting style in the plain-text 
> version of your email is quite strange. A '/' character appears at the start 
> and end of each quoted line. Should I interpret this as italic style?

Sending HTML mail to this list was an accident, but you found something 

Here are the details:
 * Sometime I communicate with corporate users and in the beginning I used
   the same text/plain format as always.

 * However, unlike modern mail clients, their mail clients display quoted
   and unquoted text exactly the same (yes, Outlook. I'm looking at you).

 * The result is that it's very hard for them to read a mix of
   quoted/unquoted text. Which explains why top-posting is so common
   among users of that legacy mail client :-(

 * As a workaround, I started sending them HTML mail and apply a different
   visual style to the quoted text before mixing my reply text.
   The style I used was: green text (as in kmail), small font and ITALICS.
   This way they get a reasonable rendering of the intermixed text.

 * As Baruch just observed, in the text/plain version, kmail convert the italics
   to: /text-text-text/

 * Re-check non-HTML mail before sending (IIRC, kmail used to have non-HTML/HTML
   settings per-corespondent or per-folder -- but maybe I'm wrong).

 * When replying to corporate users, don't mark the quoted text with italics,
   only with color+size, so the visual rendering of text/plain would be more
   consistent with text/html.

Thanks for the heads-up,

Oron Peled                                 Voice: +972-4-8228492
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