Why do people detest top posting so much?

Thomas Wolf twolf at netforensics.com
Mon Feb 23 14:55:04 UTC 2009

On 02/23/2009 09:17 AM, Mihamina Rakotomandimby (R12y) wrote:
> Thomas Wolf wrote:
>> thread that mixes top- and bottom-posting.  So one should adopt the
>> style preferred by the given mailing list - which is bottom-posting here.
> And text-only too...
> What is the deal with that gray background?

WTF - I thought I was posting in plain text!   In the earlier thread, 
someone was kind enough to point out that one could, in Thunderbird, 
specify plain text by:

1) Go to Address Book and find ubuntu-users at lists.ubuntu.com
2) Select Properties and make the "Prefers to receive messages formatted 
as" field Plain Text

I did that.  Apparently it's not working if you're seeing a grey 
background (I just verified what I send out - it's HTML :-(  Before 
setting it this way, I had also set Thunderbird's 
Preferences->Composition->Send Options->Plain Text Domains - 
"ubuntu.com" to avoid sending out HTML to this mailing list.
(Although, I leave the "Text Format" combo box at the top of Send 
Options set to "Send the message in HTML anyway" - but that's only 
supposed to be for users for which I have not specified a preference... 
I can't default to plain text because internally to our company, we use 
HTML formatted emails).

Does anyone know what I'm doing wrong here?  I'm using Shredder 
(Thunderbird 3.0b2).


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