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Date:      Thu, 1 Apr 1999 07:53:54 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <grog@lemis.com>
To:        "G. Adam Stanislav" <zen@buddhist.com>, Brad Benson <bradley@softhome.net>
Cc:        FreeBSD Chat <chat@FreeBSD.ORG>
Subject:   Re: outlook mail  was:(RE: Logo merchandise)
Message-ID:  <19990401075354.E413@lemis.com>
In-Reply-To: <3.0.6.32.19990331084816.009099f0@mail.bfm.org>; from G. Adam Stanislav on Wed, Mar 31, 1999 at 08:48:16AM -0600
References:  <000201be7b31$8f0d9ac0$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob> <37019498.D4EF2AB8@uswest.net> <000201be7b31$8f0d9ac0$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob> <19990331142633.O413@lemis.com> <3.0.6.32.19990331084816.009099f0@mail.bfm.org>

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On Wednesday, 31 March 1999 at  8:48:16 -0600, G. Adam Stanislav wrote:
> At 14:26 31-03-1999 +0930, Greg Lehey wrote:
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That aside, the key feature of Outlook is the remarkable
> ability to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> both piss people off with HTML e-mails while being
> infected with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prank-viruses like Melissa and Happy99.  Those Micro$oft
> folk are
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> geniuses, aren't they?

Didn't you mean to quote like this?

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That aside, the key feature of Outlook is the remarkable ability to
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> both piss people off with HTML e-mails while being infected with
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> prank-viruses like Melissa and Happy99.  Those Micro$oft folk are
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> geniuses, aren't they?

This is exactly the point I wanted to make.  If your mail reader wants
to limit the length of the line, it should maintain the quote levels,
like this:

>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> That aside, the key feature of Outlook is the
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> remarkable ability to both piss people off with HTML
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> e-mails while being infected with prank-viruses like
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Melissa and Happy99.  Those Micro$oft folk are
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> geniuses, aren't they?

That's one keystroke under Emacs; you'd expect a purpose-built mailer
to be able to do it too.

> It has its positive side, too. I used the occasion to place an "editorial"
> on my home page explaining that my system was not and will not be infected
> by Melissa because it runs on FreeBSD.

Then why does it claim this?

  X-Mailer: QUALCOMM Windows Eudora Light Version 3.0.6 (32)     

I checked all mailboxes on my system, but none seems to have received
a Melissa.  Anybody else?

Greg
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