[techtalk] mail format (was re: ftp for non users)

Nils Philippsen nils at wombat.dialup.fht-esslingen.de
Sun Nov 28 17:31:10 EST 1999

On Sat, 27 Nov 1999, Lighthouse Keeper in the Desert Sun wrote:

> Isn't there also netiquette about keeping attributions?  Even if your
> personal viewer doesn't insert them, it isn't that hard to look at the
> from: line and type something like  "Jane Geek wrote..."  or use a mailer
> that *does* insert them.

While we're at it, quoting markers are there for a purpose, too. It's
extremely confusing to have to sort out what's the actual message and
what's just quoted. At least one person has a mailer which doesn't insert
quotation markers. No I'm not going to tell names, dig the archives by


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