Re: [Evolution] Request for additions/corrections in Evolution

        I think you're misunderstanding what Bruce is saying.  He's talking
about getting a really great but really messy email from someone and
wanting to send it on.  He could just forward it "as-is" but it has all
sorts of headers and ">"s in it.  It would be embarrassing to send email
like that.  He can't even believe his friend would send him something in
such bad shape!  He's just saying that the Evolution email editor isn't
very helpful in these situations and that a real text processor like
SlickEdit (or really, EMACS) would be better.

On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 14:33, Jeffrey Stedfast wrote:
When forwarding chain mail, you should just Forward As Attachment,
then there's no need to ever have to strip >'s from the message


On Tue, 2002-05-28 at 12:33, Bruce A. Mallett wrote: 
    My reason is because I'm lazy ...
    I don't know how many email clients allow an external editor, but it was
    one of the things I really appreciated in PMmail.  Consider how many of
    us forward humor that we receive to our friends (obviously a lot). 
    Being on both the receiving and forwarding side of the equation I can
    see that not many take the time to do something as conceptually simple
    as re-formatting these messages to get rid of all of the excess baggage
    (forwards, quoting, etc.).  And why should they?  It is time consuming
    to do so.  Here is where an external editor can make this process
    simpler which is, after all, something computers are supposed to do for
    us.  Simpler from a couple of perspectives:  first by giving the user
    something they are already familiar with and second by providing access
    to a tool already providing capabilities not native to the email client.
    So for the lazy (me),  the column delete operation of SlickEdit was just
    the trick for getting rid of many layers of quoting, making this task
    trivial and therefore worth doing.  It being difficult, I am now less
    likely to do it.
      - Bruce
    On Sun, 2002-05-26 at 21:05, Not Zed wrote:
        On Mon, 2002-05-27 at 23:24, Raider wrote:
        > My fist complaint (or did I miss something?) is that I want to use
        > another editor than the default.  How can this be done?
        It can't.
        You dont seem to have any real reasons why the editor is unusable
        though.  Personally i'd like to use emacs, or even vi, but i can't
        *shrug*, its still adequate.
    evolution maillist  -  evolution ximian com

Jeffrey Stedfast
Evolution Hacker    Ximian, Inc.
fejj ximian com

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