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Date:      Thu, 01 Apr 1999 23:38:20 -0800
From:      Nocturne <>
To:        Greg Lehey <>
Cc:        Brad Benson <>, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: outlook mail  was:(RE: Logo merchandise)
Message-ID:  <>
References:  <000001be7b39$b40c2640$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob> <> <> <> <> <> <>

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Greg Lehey wrote:
>On Thursday,  1 April 1999 at 23:10:32 -0800, Nocturne wrote:
>> Greg Lehey wrote:
>>> On Thursday,  1 April 1999 at 23:01:33 -0800, Nocturne wrote:
>>>> Greg Lehey wrote:
>>>> <snip>
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sure, that works, but it's a workaround, and a barely acceptable one
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> at that.  I've been corresponding with users of Microsoft platform
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> mailers (there, Terry!), and they continually run into trouble because
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> they're used to autowrap.
>>>>> If you can reply to that without mutilating it, without entering
>>>>> explicit CRs, and without making your own text too long, I'll be
>>>>> impressed.  I think you *should* be allowed to reformat it, as long as
>>>>> you keep the indentation level, something like this:
>>>> Done.  As for explicit CRs, it's force of habit for me to hit return
>>>> at the end of each line, it comes from my beginings of using pine
>>>> which just scrolled over when your lines ran long.
>>> Ah, but then you're working around the problem.  Most people who use
>>> these mailers let the "editor" do the line wrap for them, but it's too
>>> stupid to distinguish between what you enter and what was there
>>> before.
>> But the work around came from a problem with a very common unix-based
>> mailer, not Netscape, so that makes it okay, right?  :-)
>I don't understand.  Where's the problem with a UNIX-based mailer?

The problem was that it would just let my text run long, making it
hard to review the e-mail before sending.  The screen-width problem
didn't even exist then, everyone was using 80-column screens.

IMNSHO, relying on a computer to have any semblance of intelligence is
asking for trouble.  Then again, trusting a Windows user to have any
semblance of intelligence is foolish.

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