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feature request: customize reply mail

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Scharnout
 
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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 8:46 am

For example:

In plain text. When I reply an email, I (as should everyone :)) reply below quoted text. Like this:
------------Message----------------
> Original jadajada

My reply on jadajada

> More original jadajada

My reply on that jadajda

------------End Message----------------
Could you make replying customizeable. Or at least include this format. I know I am not the only one using this format ...

btw keep up the excellent work on this one. First mailclient to match Outlook ..

AkiAki007

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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 8:52 am

Yes, that is also how I reply, but I don't see what the problem is, That is how all my replies appear.

Original Message
Message Headers
> quoted inline message
> more quoted inline message
> more quoted inline message
> more quoted inline message

and then I proceed to insert lines in myself.

What I would really love is to be able to customize the "Reply Line"
like, have a text file with numerous Reply Lines in them:
%name said:
%name beckoned and I replied:
etc, etc.

Scharnout wrote:First mailclient to match Outlook ..
But what about <a href="http://ximian.com/products/evolution/">Evolution</a>?

David James

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Post Posted April 10th, 2003, 12:00 pm

AkiAki007 wrote:
What I would really love is to be able to customize the "Reply Line"
like, have a text file with numerous Reply Lines in them:
%name said:
%name beckoned and I replied:
etc, etc.


You can sort of do that already, but it still kind of sucks. You have to add something like this to user.js.

Code: Select all
// Change the reply header
// 0 - No Reply-Text
// 1 - <Author> wrote:   - Netscape 3.xx/4.xx style
// 2 - On <date> <author> wrote:
// 3 - user-defined string. Use the prefs below in conjuction with this.
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_type", 3);
// If you set 3 for the pref above then you may set the following prefs.
// The end result will be <authorwrote><separator><ondate><colon>
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_authorwrote", "%s was roused into action");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_ondate", "on %s and wrote");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_separator", " ");
user_pref("mailnews.reply_header_colon", ":");

For me, this gives
John Doe was roused into action on 2003-04-10 14:57 and wrote:

Normally I prefer the ISO date, but in this case it doesn't flow quite right and I can't intersperse it with an "at" between the date and the time. I would prefer to be able to write something like
John Doe was roused into action on the 10th of April, 2003, at 14:57 and wrote:

What's more (and what sucks) is that the order in which things can appear is fixed :(
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Scharnout
 
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Post Posted April 13th, 2003, 8:04 am

I know Evolution rules :) But unfortunately i still use /have to use Windows.

An example of my problem:
Image

I just want it to be ">"

and now my reply looks like this if I delete lines from this message:
Image

now you see what my problem/request is? Deleting more lines wont help.

If this is "solved" outlook goes in the trashcan :)

David James

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Post Posted April 13th, 2003, 9:45 am

Just turn off HTML email composition (Edit | Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings... --> Click on the account name and uncheck "Compose messages in HTML format"; you'll have to do this for each account mind you). Then when you remove a line make sure to start with the cursor to the left of the '>' and hold down shift and use the down key to take out line by line.
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Scharnout
 
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Post Posted April 13th, 2003, 10:10 am

i love it. Really :)

Now calendar and its done!

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