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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 1:01 am

I went thru the Preferences and I don't see where I can get my reply above/before the original text of the message I'm responding (unlike TB mail).

Why it defaults to after since most other e-mail clients place the response at the top of the page I have every used (including businesses).
Chrome-Dome or any other browser that doesn't even have a Menu Bar (which should be standard for all programs) makes it a poor browser! Stop following M$'s lousy O/S.

TPR75
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 2:15 am

videobruce wrote:Why it defaults to after since most other e-mail clients place the response at the top of the page I have every used (including businesses).


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Etiquette_in_technology

Netiquette Guidelines (page no. 8)
If you are sending a reply to a message or a posting be sure you
summarize the original at the top of the message, or include just
enough text of the original to give a context. This will make
sure readers understand when they start to read your response.
Since NetNews, especially, is proliferated by distributing the
postings from one host to another, it is possible to see a
response to a message before seeing the original. Giving context
helps everyone. But do not include the entire original!


A: Because it is perturbing natural way of reading.
Q: Why?
A: Answering above original text (top-posting).
Q: What is most irritating in Usenet?

8-)

... but if you really want to change GOOD behavior to BAD then try this preference:
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mail.identity.default.reply_on_top

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reply_above_quoted_message
In address bar type "about:config", search for above and change it to "1".

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videobruce
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 2:25 am

It might be the natural way of reading, but with e-mail chains, endless scrolling down to the bottom is a pain, time consuming and unnecessary. When one gets dozens of e-mails over a day, one doesn't have time to 'dig' thru them for the last reply, especially in a work environment. Been there, done that. Besides, I know what the e-mail is about usually by the title.
All I care about is the most recent response, not the previous ones.

"good" behavior is an opinion, something that not everyone agrees with. The point is there should be a easy option to change (in preferences) what someone else 'thinks' is the way to do it. AKA; M$ mentality.

But, thanks for the answer.
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 6:56 am

videobruce wrote:I went thru the Preferences and I don't see where I can get my reply above/before the original text of the message I'm responding (unlike TB mail).

Why it defaults to after since most other e-mail clients place the response at the top of the page I have every used (including businesses).


Did you select the account name in the Folder Pane, click "View setting for this account", select "Composition & Addressing"?
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TPR75
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 7:11 am

WaltS48 wrote:Did you select the account name in the Folder Pane, click "View setting for this account", select "Composition & Addressing"?


Ah! Yes, indeed! I forgot about this:
(when SeaMonkey Mail is active) Menu -> Edit -> Mail & Newsgroups Account Settings -> [accout_name] -> Composition & Addressing -> in field "Composition" choose "start my reply above the quote"

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videobruce
 
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Post Posted August 1st, 2019, 9:36 am

I looked thru all of that more than once and for some unknown reason I never saw that. ](*,)

Thanks. I remember TB had that option. It's too bad SM doesn't have the flexibility to place tab bar below the web page using TM Plus.
Chrome-Dome or any other browser that doesn't even have a Menu Bar (which should be standard for all programs) makes it a poor browser! Stop following M$'s lousy O/S.

videobruce
 
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Post Posted August 2nd, 2019, 12:31 pm

The reason I never saw that entry was I was accessing "Preferences" under Edit/Preferences/Mail & newsgroups which I didn't know at the time those are "Global" settings (since nothing in the title states "Global").

Both "Preferences" are label the same.
Chrome-Dome or any other browser that doesn't even have a Menu Bar (which should be standard for all programs) makes it a poor browser! Stop following M$'s lousy O/S.

TPR75
 
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Post Posted August 3rd, 2019, 12:19 am

videobruce wrote:The reason I never saw that entry was I was accessing "Preferences" under Edit/Preferences/Mail & newsgroups which I didn't know at the time those are "Global" settings (since nothing in the title states "Global").


There is only one "Preferences" regardless what windows ("Browser" or "Mail & Newsgroups") user will open.

Reply methods you can change are in an e-mail account settings window but this is accessible from "Mail & Newsgroups" window only:

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2019, 5:47 am

The confusion is using different terms; Settings & Preferences that mean similar things.
Chrome-Dome or any other browser that doesn't even have a Menu Bar (which should be standard for all programs) makes it a poor browser! Stop following M$'s lousy O/S.

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Post Posted August 3rd, 2019, 3:18 pm

TPR75 wrote:
... but if you really want to change GOOD behavior to BAD then try this preference:
Code: Select all
mail.identity.default.reply_on_top

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Reply_above_quoted_message
In address bar type "about:config", search for above and change it to "1".

:roll:


TPR75,

Much thanks. I too like it this way.
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