This link is for a free software download for people who are using Outlook
Express as a newsreader. The software corrects a problem in Outlook Express
where, when you click to Reply to a news post, the original message text
does not show up with markings to indicate what is quoted text and what is
the new message being posted.
This came up in another thread, but I thought I'd post the link here as a
separate topic. Here's what another poster in that thread wrote which says
it all more succinctly:
"Put an end to Outlook Express' messy quotes with this automated fix!
Looks good to me. But, when I first was experimenting with what works in
terms of quoting when replying and what doesn't, I learned that it may
depend on whether the original post was posted using Plain Text or HTML.
I usually post in Plain Text, but I just changed my settings to post this
message in HTML. So, if you try replying to this message, you can see how
Steve Barker wrote:
I think one feature of the software is to set it for whether you want the
reply to be top-posted or bottom-posted.
Another feature has to do with making sure that the quoted text is marked
differently than the message you are composing.
Regarding the top-post versus bottom-post question -- I do both. I depends
on how I think the reply will look best in each situation.
Since my newsreader is set up to automatically follow the thread, I
personally do not like to have to read each message and then when I click on
the Next Unread message in the thread, I have to scroll down to the bottom
of that message to see what the person wrote. So, in some cases, I would
rather that the reply be top-posted because I already know what the previous
message said. Then I click on the Next Unread reply message and I can see
what that says right away without having to scroll down.
The top-post versus bottom-post argument is a classic one in Usenet
Steve Barker wrote:
BUT, if i want to trim the mess above (in the case of multiple replies)
then my curser ends up at the point of deletion, and has over ridden the
benefit of the program. OR am i just missing something here?
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