[lfs-dev] netiquette

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Fri May 18 13:21:57 PDT 2012


Qrux wrote:

> Today, with GUI clients and web-based clients, line-wrapping while
> composing is no longer nearly as common--if even an option.  So,
> the stronger assumption today might be that clients cannot
> line-wrap while composing.  I'm asking the question about clients
> because if the client is indeed a textual one, it's likely to be
> FOSS, and as such, could be changed/configured to wrap lines on
> the way in. If I had the source to Apple's mail client, I'd take
> a crack at auto-line-wrap-on-compose.  I don't, so I'm trying to
> get at whether we can add tools.

For what it's worth, I use seamonkey and it wraps just fine.  It does 
not automatically wrap in the reply and I think that's proper.  In some 
cases, e.g. code, you don't want the reply to wrap.  I can re-wrap the 
entire message with edit->rewrap or just the part I want by selecting 
the appropriate portion and again edit->rewrap.

I'll also note that I only need to do that for a few messages.  Most 'do 
the right thing'.

The settings in the client are reasonably flexible.  I have it set to 
convert outgoing mail to plain text, forward message in-line, and to 
wrap messages at 72 characters.

   -- Bruce



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