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Re: [xmca] reducing redundancy: check your settings
- To: Jay Lemke <email@example.com>
- Subject: Re: [xmca] reducing redundancy: check your settings
- From: mike cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Sun, 4 Apr 2010 11:29:55 -0700
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Never a clean solution. I have done some hand deleting, and if others do the
same when replying after having had to follow an excessible long trail,
perhaps that will solve the problem without causing a lot of others!!
On Sun, Apr 4, 2010 at 11:19 AM, Jay Lemke <email@example.com> wrote:
> I have also noticed that this can get out of hand.
> One reason is that we don't change the subject line when we change the
> subject. I think that can help solve the problem.
> Also, by deleting by hand a lot of the trailing prior quoted messages
> before hitting Send.
> The problem with changing Preferences, is that it changes them for ALL your
> email, and I find it is usually a good idea to include one or two prior
> messages in a conversation for the needed context. Not just on xmca, but in
> e-life in general.
> Jay Lemke
> Professor (Adjunct, 2009-2010)
> Educational Studies
> University of Michigan
> Ann Arbor, MI 48109
> www.umich.edu/~jaylemke <http://www.umich.edu/%7Ejaylemke>
> Visiting Scholar
> Laboratory for Comparative Human Cognition
> University of California -- San Diego
> La Jolla, CA
> USA 92093
> On Apr 4, 2010, at 9:54 AM, mike cole wrote:
> > We have some members whose emails trail all those that precede them (I
> > you are one such,
> > Larry) making for sometimes horrendously long messages. That information
> > always available in the
> > xmca archive so I would urge people to check to see to minimize
> > unnecessarily long repititions of repititions. We are repetitive enough
> > our main messages!!
> > Here is what to look for:
> > "Modern" email clients like Eudora, Thunderbird, SquirrelMail,
> > GMail, Outlook, MacMail, etc., all have preferences the user sets
> > for composing and sending mail.
> > Two popular settings are:
> > * Compose messages in HTML format
> > * Automatically quote the original message when replying
> > Both of these come set to "On" as default.
> > Find them, usually in the "Preferences" or "Settings" panel, and turn
> > them off.
> > Of course, if you are deliberately engaging in this practice and wish to
> > continue for the virtues such
> > practices may have, up to you.
> > mike
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