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Re: Bottom Posting problem



On Tue, 2009-01-13 at 17:56 +0000, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> 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
> 
I am not sure what quoted text you are referring to. It may be what I am
calling Windows mail is really html mail so that is the real problem. I
iwll have to check more carefully next time.
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