Top Posting Question
racerx at makeworld.com
Thu Oct 25 13:13:23 UTC 2007
On Thu, 25 Oct 2007 07:53:34 -0500
Aaron Konstam <akonstam at sbcglobal.net> wrote:
> On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 07:09 +0800, John Summerfield wrote:
> > Aaron Konstam wrote:
> > > On Wed, 2007-10-24 at 16:04 +0100, Steve Searle wrote:
> > >> Around 03:52pm on Wednesday, October 24, 2007 (UK time),
> > >> Jonathan Allen scrawled:
> > >>
> > >>> Given that the preference on this list is trimming and
> > >>> bottom/mid-posting, and that Thunderbird is one of the
> > >>> principle mail agents used in the Fedora and Linux world, why
> > >>> does it always open incoming emails at the top, and compose new
> > >>> emails with the cursor at the top immediately ready to
> > >>> top-post? Moreover, thunderbird appears to have no user
> > >>> options to bottom post and view emails from the bottom (or
> > >>> Usenet articles either).
> > >> With bottom posting you want it to open at the top, as bottom
> > >> posted emails are designed to be read from top to bottom. You
> > >> should be arguing that Outlook, etc. clients should open at the
> > >> bottom because its user community tends to top post.
> > >>
> > >> Regarding composing, my view (and I've never used Thunderbird)
> > >> is that it opens at the top so you can start trimming from
> > >> there, and working down to the bits you want to reply to.
> > >>
> > >> Steve
> > >>
> > > However, when you google for e-mail etiquette you can't find a
> > > source that recommends bottom posting. I am afraid this is a
> > > peculiarity of fedora-list people.
> > really? I googled "email advice."
> > first hit:
> > http://webfoot.com/advice/email.top.php
> Searching I did not find the word top or bottom at this web site.
Or, more importantly: http://tools.ietf.org/html/rfc1855
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