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Re: [opensuse] dmraid partitions Lost & Found - howto
  • From: "Boyd Stephen Smith Jr." <bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 15:16:05 -0500
  • Message-id: <200906261516.06358.bss@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
In <h237lm$gff$2@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>, Per Jessen wrote:
Philipp Thomas wrote:
David, could you *please* configure your mail reader to use a line
length maximum of 75 characters, i.e. send your mail to this list with
a fixed line length? This would make reading and editing replies iin
text mode MUAs like mutt a *lot* easier.

Doesn't mutt know how to fold lines properly?

Email is supposed to be wrapped at the sending side for maximum
compatibility anyway. ISTR some issues with very old systems (probably not
around anymore) that couldn't have more than 127 characters on one physical
line. So, if non-wrapped mail was sent through them everything after the
127th character on each line was simply dropped.

That is one of the reasons email headers (among other things) can be broken
into multiple physical lines using the backslash+newline combination.
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