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Re: [OT] email standard maximum line length

* Derrick 'dman' Hudson (dman@dman.ddts.net) [030403 21:30]:
> On Thu, Apr 03, 2003 at 02:31:09PM -0800, Paul E Condon wrote:
> | I am getting email from an old friend who is not a Debian type like
> | me.  He types his email into a window on what he calls 'just a
> | standard PC' and the computer automatically starts new lines on his
> | screen when needed.
> Not really -- it probably wraps the *display* but doesn't put any line
> breaks in the data itself.  I've encountered a few (crappy) mail
> programs that behave like this.

It's probably happening with HTML or Rich Text setups of various e-mail
apps. Even Outlook Express, when set to send 'plain text' will wrap
lines correctly -- when sending. What the user sees on screen may not
wrap at 72 characters, or whatever they define, but will continue to the
right-hand edge of the window and wrap automatically. You can see this
by resizing a message window and it will "break" at different locations.

I've sent messages to this list, in fact, using Outlook Express, with NO


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