[FoRK] Long text lines, was: Re: Dear Texas, Please Secede
sdw at lig.net
Mon Dec 21 11:18:51 PST 2009
Jeff Bone wrote:
> (Selectively unquoted for hopefully-improved readability. And to
> hopefully get around whatever weird problem my mail client has been
> having in conjunction w/ pipermail resulting in rampant
> misformatting. And yo, Ken, do something about yours; every
> paragraph you write ends up as a single, long, unbroken line requiring
> ridiculous amounts of horizontal scrolling. ;-)
He's sending text/plain with encoding of quoted-printable and every
paragraph is one long line of text.
Thunderbird handles this perfectly with nice flow according to the size
of the window. I think it also flows paragraphs of text with newlines
the same way sometimes.
I'm using Outlook sometimes for work now, for the first time ever
really. In general, I can't believe how bad it is as an email client in
terms of text handling, quoting, etc. Just pathetic. In addition to
its handling of email addresses in quoted/forwarded messages being
totally and completely broken.
The biggest shocker to me is that it totally ignores the HTML quoting
tags that work so well with Thunderbird for HTML email. I have to send
everything as text with people I know are using Outlook so that it is
readable. Truly and completely pathetic and out of touch. Yet used by
Don't even think about auto-coloring of nested quoting levels...
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