Re: ... why top-posting should be avoided... (was Re: Broken mail readers (was Re: Properly wiping a hard drive ?))

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  On 10/10/10 1:42 PM, Sam Sharpe wrote:
> On 10 October 2010 21:31, JD<[email protected]>  wrote:
>>   On 10/10/2010 01:22 PM, Sam Sharpe wrote:
>>> You forgot to mention why top-posting should be avoided...
>>> --
>>> Sam
>>> On 10 October 2010 21:01, Tim<[email protected]>    wrote:
>>>> On Sun, 2010-10-10 at 09:02 -0500, Matthew J. Roth wrote:
>>>>> I'd really appreciate it if anyone could explain why these things are
>>>>> happening and how I could configure the Zimbra Web Client to fix them.
>>>> You probably can't fix the threading problems, those things sound more
>>>> like faults, or badly designed software which simply doesn't do
>>>> everything that it should do with email.  But the long line issue may be
>>>> a configuration option.  All the things you brought up are mentioned
>>>> below.
>>>> Threading - Mail clients insert a header, as they reply to a message,
>>>> that indicate which message you're replying to (the in-reply-to header
>>>> will be followed by its message id).  And add the same message id to a
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>> Perhaps the list server, when sending a final confirmation of subscription,
>> should include this reminder (I am sure there are other reminders that
>> everyone can think of). But this particular one has definitely caused many
>> reply posts asking the OP to not top post.
> Does it not send the list guidelines when you subscribe?

No. But the link is at the bottom of every message sent out by the list 

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