Re: [MlMt] Changing the quoted line character.

2018-03-19 Thread Benny Kjær Nielsen

On 17 Mar 2018, at 0:23, Scott A. McIntyre wrote:

I was certain this was discussed in the past, but, I couldn't find it 
in the mail archives anywhere, nor the hidden preferences.


There is no preference to change the use of `>` in the plain text part 
of emails. This is because it would be very wrong to do that.


One of the (infinite) infuriating things about Outlook seems to be 
that when it receives email where quoted lines in replies are prefaced 
with ">" it will effectively ignore the characters and only create a 
mild indentation on the screen of the unfortunate Outlook user.


I don't think that happens if you send a plain text email. The problem 
is likely that Outlook has problem with the HTML generated by MailMate.


Is there a way to change this in MailMate so that some other 
symbol/character is used?  I think that the HTML composer uses 
something that looks like a |, which would probably be okay.


In manual testing, Outlook actually displayed that character, which is 
good.


It's not a character in MailMate. It's just the styling (CSS) of a 
“blockquote”.


Just wondering what the best way is of maintaining proper inline 
quotation, which renders sanely.


We should perhaps check that MailMate sends styled HTML when you test 
this. You can forward me one of your sent messages using “Message ▸ 
Forward as Attachment” and I'll check it. (Check that you have a theme 
specified for the “Default Theme” setting in the Composer 
preferences pane.)


A more general problem is that it's very hard for me to test how other 
email clients interpret the HTML generated by MailMate. Every time I 
make a change then it works better in one email client and worse in some 
other email client. For now, I've simply postponed changing themes until 
I've convinced myself that I should pay for something like 
[Litmus](https://litmus.com). It's a bit expensive when I know that I 
would likely only use it a few times a year.


It's not unlikely that it's impossible to generate HTML which works well 
for all email clients :-|


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[MlMt] Changing the quoted line character.

2018-03-16 Thread Scott A. McIntyre

Hi,

I was certain this was discussed in the past, but, I couldn't find it in 
the mail archives anywhere, nor the hidden preferences.


One of the (infinite) infuriating things about Outlook seems to be that 
when it receives email where quoted lines in replies are prefaced with 
">" it will effectively ignore the characters and only create a mild 
indentation on the screen of the unfortunate Outlook user.


Is there a way to change this in MailMate so that some other 
symbol/character is used?  I think that the HTML composer uses something 
that looks like a |, which would probably be okay.


In manual testing, Outlook actually displayed that character, which is 
good.


As it is, when I reply to emails that end up with Outlook users, they 
look like this on the Outlook side:


---
On 17 March 2018, at 1001, ! Test Mail box wrote:

Testing back and forth.

Are we ready to go?


Looking good...Maybe.
---

Where as, what I *sent* was:


---
On 17 March 2018, at 1001, ! Test Mail box wrote:


Testing back and forth.

Are we ready to go?



Looking good...Maybe.
---


Just wondering what the best way is of maintaining proper inline 
quotation, which renders sanely.


Thanks,

Scott

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