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Re: [xmca] reducing redundancy: check your settings
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- Subject: Re: [xmca] reducing redundancy: check your settings
- From: Carol Macdonald <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Date: Mon, 5 Apr 2010 11:42:07 +0200
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For my tuppence worth, I like Jay I think we should change the topic line...
David did it recently with "Mary had a little lamb" but people went back to
the topic line anyway--as I remember.
On 4 April 2010 20:29, mike cole <email@example.com> wrote:
> Never a clean solution. I have done some hand deleting, and if others do
> 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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > Mike,
> > 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
> > 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
> > e-life in general.
> > JAY.
> > 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
> > think
> > > you are one such,
> > > Larry) making for sometimes horrendously long messages. That
> > is
> > > 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
> > in
> > > 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
> > > continue for the virtues such
> > > practices may have, up to you.
> > >
> > > mike
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