[SpamCop-List] Re: Netiquette vs. Spamcop newsgroup
SCNews.5.myspamgobbler at spamgourmet.com
Sun Jun 12 14:28:04 EDT 2005
Mike Easter wrote:
> Brian (SnSR) wrote:
>>Another thing that you may want to add is the preferable line length
>>of posted messages. Actually, I'm not sure if the reason your OE is
>>breaking quoted lines is from the composing side or the receiving
>>side. I don't have time to start up OE right now to check what may be
>>causing this. But, don't let me tell anyone else how it SHOULD be
> MB's OE is 'notorious' for cited shortlines. OE's editor is inherently
> seriously flawed in that area, so it is very intolerant of deviations
> from 'optimal' linelengths; and then, even with optimizing, when line
> lengths start 'growing' from the cite marks, things come unraveled.
> Hers comes from the composing/send side, she's configured on the 'shy'
> side of optimal linelengths rather than the 'generous' side of optimal.
> The advantage to her of being shy is that it prevents people's cites of
> her posts from getting shortlined. The disadvantage is that it starts
> the chopping of others' cites sooner or right away in the citing
> The first 'step' in remedying is optimizing at say 72-74 instead of shy
> or generous, but it actually won't get her very far because of OE's
> inherent weakness, and also depends on how optimal someone else's lines
> are. The real significant step would be to use the 3rd party addon OE
> QuoteFix - which is very powerful at fixing the problem and has some
> other features. It also has some disadvantages.
Thanks for clarifying Mike. When I first noticed this, I had to check to
see if maybe I had set my line length too long, but it was set at 72.
Another fix is to use another email client altogether. I'm happy that I
have made the switch from Outlook and OE to Thunderbird. I install it
and Firefox on almost all of my clients computers and they have been
thankful. There have only been a few that are so adverse to change that
I have chosen to let it go. Unfortunately, they are more likely to need
the added protection than most.
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