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Re: Bottom Posting problem



On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 5:23 PM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
> On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 11:02 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
>> On Tue, Jan 13, 2009 at 10:00 AM, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
>> > I am having a problem in bottom posting in replies to messages coming
>> > from Windows machines. If I hit return at the bottom of the message I
>> > get a line preceded by a < and I can't get rid of the <.
>> >
>> > I only noticed this recently so I don't know if this is a Vista problem
>> > an Evolution problem or something else.
>> >
>> > Has anyone else noticed this and knows how to solve the problem?
>>
>> Yes, I've had this, and not just from Windows users. IIRC it happens
>> when someone sends a HTML-formatted mail without a plaintext
>> alternative part. Evo treats the message (or each paragraph, I forget)
>> as a single block and gets very uppity when you try to edit it. The
>> solution (after yelling at the person who sent you the message of
>> course) is to place the cursor to the right of the block and hit
>> return. Evo will treat the block as a single line and give you a new
>> line at the bottom.
>>
>> poc
>>
> That does not work for me. I get a new line starting with a '>'.
> It does work with the usual Linux mail.

Do you see an dotted rectangle around the quoted text? If so, place
the cursor outside it and hit return. If there is no rectangle, we may
be talking at cross purposes.

poc


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