Upload: bash-3.0-3 [test]

Reini Urban rurban@x-ray.at
Tue Jul 5 07:33:00 GMT 2005

Igor Pechtchanski schrieb:
> On Sat, 2 Jul 2005, Eric Blake wrote:
>>When I'm at my home computer, my email is configured properly.  <rant>But
>>when I'm elsewhere and have to use the piece-of-trash webmail interface
>>from my ISP, there is no way for me to control it.  I have already tried
>>contacting comcast to tell them that wrapping long lines is essential,
>>especially since SMTP allows servers to arbitrarily truncate lines at 999
>>characters, but to no avail yet (and as a result, have had some of my
>>emails arbitrarily chopped without any warning to me).  I try, but don't
>>always remember, to add line breaks manually.  And as the reply-to: header
>>is not visible in their webmail interface, I'm never really sure which
>>users prefer reading only the list except by previous experience.</rant>
>>Sorry for giving you a bad email experience.
> Sorry to hear that.  Yes, if more people would complain to the webmail
> providers and demand certain basic features, eventually someone will give
> in.  If that someone is Yahoo or GMail, others will probably follow suit.
> One can hope. :-)

Well, I doubt it. I implemented the webmail for a larger provider (top
100 worldwide) and this company didn't care about such complaints.
They would have thought about a proper patch for the textbox (textarea
wrap="virtual" e.g. even if it's non-xhtml compliant), but getting this
through would have been harder than contacting the upstream authors (an
independent 2nd party) and plead there.

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