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Date:      Sat, 3 Apr 1999 07:16:53 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <grog@lemis.com>
To:        Nocturne <dpilgrim@uswest.net>, Gregory Sutter <gsutter@pobox.com>
Cc:        Brad Benson <bradley@softhome.net>, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: outlook mail  was:(RE: Logo merchandise)
Message-ID:  <19990403071653.G413@lemis.com>
In-Reply-To: <3704C3B8.FB562CEF@uswest.net>; from Nocturne on Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 05:18:48AM -0800
References:  <000001be7b39$b40c2640$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob> <370465AC.95322011@uswest.net> <19990402162222.A413@lemis.com> <37046B4D.47BC1A7E@uswest.net> <19990402163727.C413@lemis.com> <37046D68.D4E8F68C@uswest.net> <19990402165434.D413@lemis.com> <370473EC.6DFF6E3E@uswest.net> <19990402023647.H98992@001101.zer0.org> <3704C3B8.FB562CEF@uswest.net>

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On Friday,  2 April 1999 at  5:18:48 -0800, Nocturne wrote:
> Gregory Sutter wrote:
>>
>> On Thu, Apr 01, 1999 at 11:38:20PM -0800, Nocturne wrote:
>>> Greg Lehey wrote:
>>>>
>>>> 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.
>>
>> It lets your text run long if you allow it to.  When my mailer of
>> choice, Mutt, invokes my editor of choice, vi, to edit a message, it
>> uses the option "set wm=8", which sets a right-margin 8 characters from
>> the right-hand side of the screen.  My text gets wrapped automatically
>> as I type.  Your editor may vary.
>
> Pine uses it's own editor, pico, to compose messages.  It's very
> primative.

It doesn't force you to.  You can use an external editor if you want.

Greg
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