[Alpine-info] Re: Gmail server problem with Alpine
mbmiller+l at gmail.com
Sun Mar 8 01:00:35 PST 2009
On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, Eduardo Chappa wrote:
> On Sat, 7 Mar 2009, Mike Miller wrote:
> :) Now I can summarize some results:
> :) (1) When format=flowed, Alpine adds an additional space, as it should
> :) (fulfilling RFC 3676 recommendation), at the beginning of any line that
> :) already begins with a space.
> Not to be picky, but the word recommendation is actually a requirement.
> The RFC uses the word "MUST", not "SHOULD". The usage in the RFC of
> those words is the same as in the English language, and when written in
> capital letters, they have the same meaning than it English.
Good to know. Thanks.
> :) (6) If the message is replied to, Alpine will delete the extra space,
> :) and it will also delete the space to the right of that space (at least
> :) when I do it, with my settings, which included format=flowed).
> It seems that you use "> " as your quote string. Unfortunately, that is
> not supported by RFC 3676, so Alpine must remove the space after the ">",
> that is, it uses ">" as your quote string, despite your wishes.
I guess I didn't express a wish except by accepting Alpine's default
Reply Indent String = <No Value Set: using "> ">
So Alpine is using "> " most of the time except when a line began with a
space. For those lines it changes to ">". Is that it? Does that make
sense? Is that really what the RFC requires? Maybe I should change it
explicitly to ">" to see how that goes.
> I hope this helps.
It helps a lot but it is really pretty complicated. I just want my email
to work and not mess things up so that the recipient sees something
different than the sender. Strangely, that is very hard to arrange.
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