[conspire] Yahoo mail formatting [Was]: Grub

Rick Moen rick at linuxmafia.com
Mon Nov 9 17:04:27 PST 2009

Quoting Paul Zander (paulz at ieee.org):

> After more experimenting, I see there are a couple of different paths
> to select mail formatting.
> If the Option is set to "plain text", replies to previous emails get
> the traditional > on the left edge.
> If the Option is set to "color and graphics", then replies get a
> vertical bar along the left edge.
> In compose mode, both have the mode switch for "Rich Text" or "Plain
> Text".  In the Rich Text mode, there are a lot of other widgets as
> well.
> However, if the option was for "color and graphics", and then "Plain
> Text" is selected, all of the formatting is discarded.  Previous
> messages included in a reply are not marked by either >>> or vertical
> bars.

That posting looked pretty good, with the minor exception of line
lengths.  (Specifically, your second paragraph seemed good, being
broken at about column 72 or so.  The other four had paragraph-long
lines.)  If you can fix that, it'd be nice, but the practice is so
widespread that one barely notices the need to re-wrap upon quotation,
as I have, above.

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