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Re: bottom posting

From: Oliver Heimlich
Subject: Re: bottom posting
Date: Fri, 23 Jun 2017 18:29:32 +0200

Hi Cpt. Obvious,

I am writing this reply from the default mail client on my mobile device. I can't even select parts of your original mail.

Also I can't change the posting style and the program doesn't add prefixes ">” for the original message.

The only options that I have is:
  • Install an extra mail client for this mailing list. I want to keep the current program for its other features.
  • Don't answer messages on the mailing list until I return home, where I have a software which supports the interleaved style.
  • Use top posting like I do now, which is not compatible with the other styles.

So what should I do?


Von: address@hidden
Gesendet: 23. Juni 2017 5:28 nachm.
An: address@hidden
Betreff: Re: bottom posting

On 06/19/2017 04:55 AM, Francesco Potortì wrote:
While I prefer bottom posting myself, and use it almost exclusively for
my personal and professional communication, and while bottom posting is
the standard on this list, please note that it only makes sense if you
trim the messages you answer to.
Thank you for writing this Public Service Announcement. It is well spoken, and worth keeping around to revisit when the busy life stands in the way of careful editing we all know we should engage in. This is not only for the sake of others: I find that judicious editing of the quotes help me write, by organizing the thought and writing process.

BTW, at the risk of being Captain Obvious, I remind that most email clients, including the mobile ones, do the right thing if you drag-mark the relevant pieces of the mail you're responding to: they include only the marked pieces and position the cursor below them rather than at the default top.

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