TOP POSTING (was: RE: Best 200 buck I have ever spent!!! Deal of a lifetime!!!

Dave G4UGM dave.g4ugm at
Fri Dec 11 12:47:02 CST 2015

> -----Original Message-----
> From: cctalk [mailto:cctalk-bounces at] On Behalf Of Mouse
> Sent: 10 December 2015 01:32
> To: cctalk at
> Subject: Re: TOP POSTING (was: RE: Best 200 buck I have ever spent!!! Deal
> of a lifetime!!!
> >> All the email clients I have are top posting
> There are good civilized email clients available in plenty; if you don't
> to have any, I can only assume you can't be bothered.

I have searched high and low for a decent e-mail client for Windows. All the
ones I have tried suck in some way. Outlook will no longer let me post
in-line on HTML mails. FreeBird won't look at calendars. Em is just a pain.

> >> get with the times
> No.
> If your email client defaults to top-posting, it probably also defaults to
> trimming, which is possibly an even greater offense; take a few moments to
> trim your quotes for relevance and put your text where it belongs (which
> inline after the parts you're responding to, not just moved to the
bottom).  If
> your email client won't let you do that, it is just plain broken and has
no place
> in civilized discourse.
> Or, of course, feel free to be as obnoxious as you want in how you format
> your outbound email.  But everyone else is equally free to ignore you.  I
> know I certainly am likely to, if you insist on top-posting and/or not
> > Top posting implies that you are only interested in computers from the
> > 1990s or newer.
> Actually, it's just plain arrogant (and/or rude).  I've written up a piece
> describes how I see this, which is at ftp.rodents-
>; the last three paragraphs are
> especially relevant to this point.
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