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    Re: Text wrapping issues
    From: Frank Reed
    Date: 2013 Apr 8, 19:06 -0700

    I looked through the past 3000 NavList messages. I can find this "long lines" issue occurring in a few recent messages which were then quoted back multiple times. It appears to be more common recently, possibly due to some minor change in settings in Hewitt's iPad Mail program. The primary cause is automatic full quoting of previous messages in replies (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posting_style --an entire Wikipedia article on the issue of quoting previous replies in online communication). Does anyone see any exceptions? You really don't need to quote back the entire text of all messages in a thread just to say, "me, too." If you see a message with very long lines, consider quoting just a few words in your own reply or simply delete the automatic quoting section. The "long lines" anomaly is very rare despite a recent spate of messages, so it's really nothing to worry about. Technically, it appears that the anomaly happens in a specific chain of events: someone quotes a previous message as a text-based email, and then someone else quotes back that message AND the prior quotation in a formatted (html) email. I have switched Hewitt over to html emails for now since his messages seem to be a lightning rod for this problem. Without the cases that ultimately trace back to one of his messages, there are only two or three cases where it has occurred in the past nine months.

    -FER


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