From: Jacob Wegelin <jacobwegelin@fa...> - 2013-03-18 16:05:08
On 2013-02-26 Tue 13:47:43, Matt Ackeret <mattack@...> wrote:
> On Tue, 26 Feb 2013, Jacob Wegelin wrote:
> > Note that the default does not give the time of the message to which I
> > reply, and it puts the "greater than" symbol in front of the quoted
> > text.
> You *WANT* the greater than symbol there. That is the de facto standard for
> how text is quoted in email. (Rich text/html uses a different standard.)
> If you do not put that there, you can't tell the text YOU wrote vs the
> text someone else wrote.
With Alpine 2.02, I am no longer able to get the ">" ("greater than") automatically at the start of each line to which I am replying.
When I *compose* the email, I see the ">" at the start of each line, as desired.
But after I send the email, the ">" is no longer there. I have tested
this by looking in my sent-mail folder and also by sending emails to
For instance, as I compose this email, it has a ">" at the start of each of Matt Ackeret's lines and *two* ">" at the start of the lines that Matt Ackeret quoted of me. But when you receive it, I believe those ">" will be gone.
How do I fix this?
Jacob A. Wegelin
Department of Biostatistics
Virginia Commonwealth University
830 E. Main St., Seventh Floor
P. O. Box 980032
Richmond VA 23298-0032
From: Jacob Wegelin <jacobwegelin@fa...> - 2013-03-18 16:28:22
On Mon, 18 Mar 2013, Deke Clinger wrote:
> I see proper quoting...
Do you still see proper quoting in this email?
In my sent-mail I do not see proper quoting. After I export the email from sent-mail to disk and then "less" that text file, I do see proper quoting; but in alpine itself I do not see it. This is confusing. Is it supposed to be like this?
From: Jacob Wegelin <jacobwegelin@fa...> - 2013-03-18 17:07:03
On 2013-03-18 Mon 12:44, Deke Clinger wrote:
> These look correct in my sent-mail.
> You might take a look at the 'Quote Replace String' option in settings.
Thanks. This worked. Now I can see the ">" in my sent-mail.
I changed from
Quote Replace String = ""
Quote Replace String = "> "
Thus, apparently I have to explicitly tell alpine to show me exactly what my recipient will (by default) see:
Reply Indent String = <No Value Set: using "> ">