[LMB] e-mail formatting

Harvey Fishman fishman at panix.com
Sat Aug 6 17:49:22 BST 2016

------ Original Message ------
From: "Marc Wilson" <marc.wilson at gmx.co.uk>
To: "LMB" <lois-bujold at lists.herald.co.uk>
Cc: fishman at panix.com
Sent: 08/06/2016 12:45:07 PM
Subject: Re: [LMB] e-mail formatting

>On Sat, 6 Aug 2016 10:27:03 -0400, Fred Smith
><fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us> wrote:
>>On Fri, Aug 05, 2016 at 03:42:36PM -0600, Howard Brazee wrote:
>>>  > On Aug 5, 2016, at 3:24 PM, M R L Dolbear <m.dolbear at lineone.net> 
>>>  >
>>>  > The List send out only plain text so any italics you see must be 
>>>an Apple Mail artefact probably based on you being the sender. Check 
>>>the raw source in the sent folder when you see italicized titles ?
>>>  I suspect that somehow I get a copy before the List strips out the 
>>>italics - then I get a copy again when everybody else gets the copy.  
>>>   If I haven’t yet deleted the first copy, I only see the subsequent 
>>>copy.   Very weird.
>>Some email clients will save a copy of what they sent into your sent
>>folder, or even into the incoming folder, depending on settings. If
>>you sent one containing some kind of markup that one would still be 
>>to you, then in a short while the list echoes it back to you in its
>>modified form.
>I set my mail client to delete the outgoing copy once it's sent; that
>way, if I see my email in the feed, I know it's via the server.
>You can break every grammatical and syntactical rule consciously when, 
>and only when,
>you have rendered yourself incapable of breaking them unconsciously.  - 
>Bernard Levin

I always send a bcc to myself. It is usually simple enough to 
distinguish the bcc from the return copy from the addressee.


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