Re: Should we leave this automatic handling of signatures and HTML?

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Date: Wed, 3 Nov 1999 12:07:30 +0100 (MET)
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In our previous episode, Martin Schulze said:
> > Maybe I'm missing something. Is there any RFC defining this "--\n"
> > signature separation convention? I scanned some 20 recent messages in
> > my mailbox, all coming from different sources, and none of them uses
> > the "--\n" convention.
> What do they use instead?


mutt, exmh, and emacs seem to use "--\n".

Others just copy the signature file as is, or put lots of "------" in the line above it.

I can guarantee you that if you look at your message box, you can verify what I'm saying. I didn't look at 20 messages that satisfied my rule, but the first 20 messages in my mailbox.

I found the possible origin of "--\n" in an elmrc file:

# do we want dashes above signatures? (News 2.11 compatibility and convention) ### sigdashes = ON

The point I want to make is:

This thing only concerns people who are using the showhtml option.

-Jose Received on Wed 03 Nov 1999 01:08:24 PM GMT

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