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Re: Editing email replies

From: Peter Davis
Subject: Re: Editing email replies
Date: Mon, 02 Sep 2002 16:05:10 GMT
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address@hidden (Kevin A. Scaldeferri) writes:

> In article <address@hidden>, Peter Davis  <address@hidden> wrote:
>>address@hidden (Kai =?iso-8859-15?q?Gro=DFjohann?=) writes:
>>Seems likely that that's what it did.  Still, I'd like *some* way to
>>edit such messages in emacs (with MH or gnus).  I've actually had
>>people complain to me that when I reply to their messages, all the
>>formatting that they put in is lost.
> Tell those people to shut up and stop their whining? ;-)

Well, I know I'm probably in a minority here, but I actually think
HTML e-mail is a pretty good idea.  You can get much more readable,
and more *meaningful* content with HTML.  Typographic conventions of
using boldface, italics, etc. evolved for a reason ... they improve
the readability and informativeness of text.

I agree that we're bombarded by HTML spam from users with flagrant
disregard for email etiquette, let alone typographic design.  Still
that doesn't invalidate the medium.

Sorry.  I work for a font and electronic publishing company, so this
is a favorite soapbox of mine.


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