[linux-elitists] HTML in e-mail

Jeff Kinz jkinz@kinz.org
Mon Aug 25 09:57:02 PDT 2003


<Jeff - Trying to get the quoting right... :-) >
On Mon, Aug 25, 2003 at 12:54:30PM +0100, Karsten M. Self wrote:
> on Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 02:02:52PM -0400, Bret Martin (bam@miranda.org) wrote:
> >.... Don't Outlook and other
> > popular MUAs do automatic quoting in replies in the traditional way?
> > (It's been so long since I used one that I wonder if I make false
> > assumptions about what an MUA should be capable of when asking people
> > to change what they send me.)
> 
> No, Outlook doesn't.
> 
> The default mode is to stuff everything forwarded to the bottom of the
> message with some heavily redundant headers (Original message, Subject,
> sender, date, etc.).  Most of which are redundant in a properly threaded
> message.
> 
> The real harm comes from the fact that there isn't a consistent quote
> prefix which will allow proper quote attribution.  Completelly fscks up
> threaded discussion.  Not to mention the usual manglement of In-reply-to
> and References headers.

I ran across this utility which is a plug-in/add-on for Outlook.
It fixes Outlook so that it does quoting and replies correctly and it
even gives Outlook users the ability to customize their email !


>From the web page:
##########################################################################
Description

    Outlook-QuoteFix can modify MS Outlook's message composition windows
on-the-fly to allow for correct quoting and to change the appearance of
your plain-text replies and forwards in general: move your signature,
use compressed indentation, customize your quote header, etc.
##########################################################################


Find it HERE>>:
http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/outlook-quotefix/

And HERE for Outlook Express:
http://home.in.tum.de/~jain/software/oe-quotefix/

Get all your window's using friends to use it!
(If anyone who uses windows is your friend, that is. :-) )



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