Thunderbird default email reply. Kubuntu 8.04 KDE 3.5.9

Art Alexion art.alexion at gmail.com
Sat Sep 27 14:43:42 BST 2008


Steven,

If I recall correctly, thunderbird inserts '>' in front of quoted  
lines, so readers should have no problem distinguishing your response  
from the quote.

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Art Alexion
Sent unsigned from an iPod. That's the reason for the top posting as  
well.

On Sep 26, 2008, at 3:13 PM, Steven Vollom  
<stevenvollom at sbcglobal.net> wrote:

> Ignazio Palmisano wrote:
>> Art Alexion wrote:
>>
>>> On Friday 26 September 2008 1:40:46 pm Steven Vollom wrote:
>>>
>>>> Most everyone I write emails to has HTML receiving capability.   
>>>> Is there
>>>> a way to make HTML the default when writing an email.
>>>>
>>>> Each time I send, I have to click on the HTML option.  I would  
>>>> prefer
>>>> HTML then the ability to chose the other selections.
>>>>
>>> It is best if you do not use HTML mail on technical mailing  
>>> lists.  You
>>> probably shouldn't use it on any mailing list, but it will be  
>>> tolerated
>>> better on, say, a motorcycle list, than a Linux list.
>>>
>>>
>>
>> True, many people on mailing lists will complain (maybe "most  
>> everyone I
>> write emails to" did not include this list :) ), but in TB it's  
>> possible
>> to set which recipients will only accept plain text. To configure  
>> this
>> stuff:
>> TB -> preferences -> composition -> general -> send options
>> and there you see which domains accept (i.e. TB will send in a  
>> specific
>> format) which format. I can't find a setting for having html as  
>> default
>> format, however.
>> HTH,
>> I.
>>
>> Thanks Ignozio,
> I will try that.  I don't remember if I explained why, but mostly  
> when I
> get help on the internet it involves referring back and forth to data
> received in an email.  What I like is to either bold the print or
> italisize it so that it looks different from the sender.  Then you can
> respond on a line next to the sender's content, and don't have to  
> refer
> back to their email.  Also, you don't forget to answer a question that
> was posed, because by answering within their email the reference is
> right in front of you.  If you do that with the same print, it mixes
> together and becomes a mental problem separating the response from the
> question.
>
> Where I want to use it the most is where it is wanted least, I  
> guess, so
> I guess I will have to pass on that idea.
>
> Thanks for the reply.  See you later, friend.
> Steven
>
>
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