Top posting

Patrick O'Callaghan pocallaghan at
Fri Jun 25 13:24:45 UTC 2010

On Fri, 2010-06-25 at 08:06 -0500, Bruno Wolff III wrote:
> On Fri, Jun 25, 2010 at 05:50:47 -0700,
>   Suvayu Ali <fatkasuvayu+linux at> wrote:
> > 
> > Like I said in my post, that requires me to create a filter for every 
> > such case.
> You could probably detect them using pattern matching. If you keep your
> email locally, you could check the messages on delivery and drop ones
> that appeared to be inappropriate top posted responses (or cases where
> appropriate trimming doesn't appear to have been done).

This is fairly hard to do in practice. I don't mean matching certain
posters of course, but a general-purpose "match top-posting" rule needs
to take account of replies which have an introductory line or two before
the quoted material. That's not top-posting in the usual sense.


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