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Re: Removing the indent-string quote marker '>' in emails.

On Fri, 01 Jan 2010 17:50:47 -0500, Chris Jones wrote:

> On Fri, Jan 01, 2010 at 02:33:32PM EST, Andrei Popescu wrote:
>> Finding technical solutions to a social problems? Good luck!
> Of course not, first we use the techical to determine who's who and
> who's doing what and then we shoot them, at dawn, preferably...
> More to the point, couldn't the list managing program identify those
> messages and email back the perps that it is very very naughty and they
> need to stop doing it immediately, or else be spanked or even forcibly
> unsubscribed from the list?

I agree with Andrei.

The best approach for such situation is just getting the user to be aware 
of what is he/she doing. They usually do know nothing about e-mail 
threads and mailing list format so telling them about the benefits of 
having their MUA configured in the right way is usually just enough.

In a corporate environment, "threading" is not much used with normal 
correspondece and e-mail clients are configured to use html format, no 
quoting in replies and to posting, just opposite the way it should be 
done for mailing lists.

Educating them it always better than "shooting" them ;-)



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