From: Patrick Lawler (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Mon Jan 17 2000 - 08:51:17 PST
I agree that many messages have too much unneeded stuff included.
I've even been accused of trimming too much off the original message,
forcing someone to go to a previous message to view the entire subject
However, I disagree with the first comment. Since I usually remember
the discussions in question, I prefer messages with the reply at the
top, so I don't have to page down through 'old' material to see the
additional comments. Exceptions are cases where the person wants to
put their reply(ies) next to the original comment(s).
For those users that want to disable the Outlook Express HTML setting:
1) From the pulldown menu, select Tools/Options.
2) Select the 'Send' tab, and look for the 'Mail Sending Format'
section of the page.
3) Select the 'Plain text' option.
On Sun, 16 Jan 2000 22:59:00 -0500, <email@example.com>
>You guys are starting a very bad habit. Most of you are replying at the
>top of the message, and clicking the send button.
>This means you are including everything in previous posts in your reply.
>The bandwidth you are wasting is terrible, these messages are taking too
>long to downlad, and you force others to wade through megabytes of junk
>to find your pearls of wisdom.
>The problem is compounded by people who carelessly leave the html option
>turned on. This means a your message is duplicated: first in ascii, then
>in html with all the extra tags added. Only Microsoft could think of a
>more extravagant waste of resources.
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