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Re: Dist-upgrade or upgrade. Which?

On 23 Apr 2013, Patrick Bartek wrote:


> > Another problem is that your posts are peppered with lots of codes which
> > make them annoying to read on a text-based email reader like mutt.
> Sorry 'bout that, but there's nothing much I can do about it from my end:  It's Yahoo Mail that's the problem.
> I have my mail set to "Plain Text" but since this is Web browser-based e-mail I'm sure it's not 100% pure ASCII.  I don't even think switching to a "real" e-mail account would solve the problem.  With almost everything these days graphic and web-based, smartphone and tablet, the days of pure ASCII e-mail are gone for the most part.
> Also, if I reply to a message that is other than plain text, my reply "inherits" their formatting code.  I can switch the reply to plain text, that is, Yahoo's version of plain text, but doing so screws up the formatting and quoting of the original message, and I'm left with the daunting task of manually reformatting it.  With short messages, this is inconvenient, but not too much of a problem.  However, with a long thread with multiple nested layers of quoting, it is almost impossible to manually correct the formatting.  So, I just don't switch to plain text in those cases.  Sorry.
> Hope the problem is solvable from your end.

Yes; it wasn't entirely your (or Yahoo's) fault. I had some lines in
.muttrc which were meant, ironically, to translate such codes! Deleting
them has stopped your codes appearing.

Anthony Campbell - ac@acampbell.org.uk 

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