Re: Not-So-Ancient History (was Re: Maybe a corny idea ...)
On Sat, 18 May 2002 14:51:46 -0700 Paul Scott <email@example.com> wrote:
Vineet Kumar wrote:
> * Soul Computer (firstname.lastname@example.org) [020518 13:21]:
>>On 17 May 2002 21:04:09 -0500 Ron Johnson <email@example.com> wrote:
>>On Fri, 2002-05-17 at 20:05, Soul Computer wrote:
>>>Maybe this is a bad idea, but I thought that
>>>since Linux is the original multi-user,
>>>multitasking operating system for the PC, it
>>Fat chance. MP/M (the multi-user variant of CP/M was
>>Of course, we can't forget Minix, who's limitations spurred
>>Linus to which would become greatness.
>>I'm sure I've left something out...
>>Thanks for the history. I appreciate it ...
>>Anyway, to date myself, I used a Honeywell DPS 6.
> Can you please set your mailer to insert a "> " in front of each line
> you quote in replies? The last couple of messages were very confusing.
> As you can see above, the problem is further complicated when the
> message is quoted again, since Ron Johnson's original text above is at
> the same level of indentation as your latest text. It looks like you're
> repeating what other people have said rather than quoting it. If you
> need help setting it up, let us know what mailer it is and hopefully
> someone will be able to help you. Thanks.
> good times,
Mozilla displays this message perfectly and both levels of ">" are in
the message source here.
It would seem that the Earthlink Webmail is very
spartan. It has no fine control over the system,
and refuses to set 'word wrapping,' let alone
quote specifications. I try to set a spacer
between the previous message and my own, but it
seems that it wasn't enough, before. I have since
expanded the spacer in hopes of providing a
clearer email. As for possibly fixing the
problem, we may all have to jump on Earthlink to
make their webmail more functional.
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