[rescue] Slightly OT:?Bad Cap Saga

Jonathan Groll lists at groll.co.za
Tue Aug 19 04:47:11 CDT 2008

On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 03:02:30AM -0500, Jonathan C. Patschke wrote:
> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008, Lionel Peterson wrote:
> >Inserting line breaks imposes a format on the message,
> With 'Format="flowed"', your mailer will give you the best of both.  You
> may specify lines to the moon and back, should you wish.  Your mailer will
> embed "soft" carriage returns at column 79 (or the nearest word break) for
> people with mailers that take line-endings literally.  Mailers that
> understand 'Format="flowed"' will see where your intended line-endings
> are, and will display your lines wrapped to the width of the mailer, or
> where you put them, whichever comes first.

Thanks for that, I never knew about Format=flowed before now, and
still am reliant on emacs inserting hard CR's by means of auto-fill.

How widespread is acceptance for Format=flowed in mail clients though?


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