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Subject: Re: Please prune this list!
From: "Roger B.A. Klorese" <rogerk @ queernet . org>
Date: Thu, 04 Jul 2002 20:01:08 -0700
To: J C Lawrence <claw @ kanga . nu>
Cc: Thomas Gramstad <thomas @ ifi . uio . no>, list-managers <list-managers @ greatcircle . com>
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J C Lawrence wrote:
Outlook is the obvious first discard.

Actually Outlook Express, at any rate, does a better job these days with standards than Eudora does.

> Eudora, outside of the
Professional edition STILL doesn't properly handle attributions.

Eudora doesn't have a "professional edition." There are thre modes -- lite, sponsored, and full -- and they don't handle attributions at all differently.

Pegasus seems to do a reasonable job from a standards PoV in that it
properly attributes, quotes, emits proper MIME, etc

If by "properly" quoting you mean using the prefixes our ASCII dinosaur tools used, maybe it's time for us to understand that "properly" isn't so proper any more, and what Outlook and AOL do is what far more people expect.

and in general is a reasonable netizen.

On the other hand, it's incredibly inconsistent with other Windows programs.




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