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Re: Replying to emails from PC users

From:Jim Nagel Date:24 May 2018 14:10
In Reply To: Replying to emails (David Lamle)
Replies: Re: Replying to emails from PC users (Richard Porter)

David Lamle  wrote on 24 May:
> ... They expect me to reply above their message or else they do not
> read the reply.

It surely helps to SNIP!  Be sure your PC-using correspondent does not 
have to scroll to see that your reply exists.  Quote only brief 
relevant bits, just enough to give context.

One of the nice things in MPro is that if you highlight a bit of text 
in the received message and then click Reply, only that highlighted 
bit gets quoted.  That's even simpler than snipping.

When Microsoft brought email to hoi polloi, they trampled (as in so 
many other areas) on the long-established practice of interleaved 
quoting that the original academic users of email had always followed.  
WHY does everybody emailing grandma now think they have to quote back 
the entirety of grandma's previous message?  SO annoying.  Thank 

As one of my Linux-using pals says in his sig:

A: Because it messes up the order in which people normally read text.
Q: Why is top-posting such a bad thing?
A: Top-posting.
Q: What is the most annoying thing in e-mail?

[No need to quote my whole message back to me!  I read it already.]
Jim Nagel                  

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