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Date:      Sat, 3 Apr 1999 07:16:53 +0930
From:      Greg Lehey <>
To:        Nocturne <>, Gregory Sutter <>
Cc:        Brad Benson <>, freebsd-chat@FreeBSD.ORG
Subject:   Re: outlook mail  was:(RE: Logo merchandise)
Message-ID:  <>
In-Reply-To: <>; from Nocturne on Fri, Apr 02, 1999 at 05:18:48AM -0800
References:  <000001be7b39$b40c2640$6400a8c0@BillyJoeBob> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <> <>

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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.

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