Problem Solved by messing around! The short version of the fix was to change
the Apple Mail Preferences/Composing setting from Plain Text to Rich Text.
I have been trying to figure out what was screwing up the CR's in my postings
as displayed on the Yahoo Group Web Page Messages as well as the format
displayed in Digests format. My format worked looked normal to users that
received direct email via the reflectors.
My guess or assumption is the Apple Mail Plain Text option send text and strips
the manual CRs (single-return) entered when the message was composed. It
does seem to send paragraphs (double-return) okay. When the Yahoo system
receives the text, it adds a CR after x-number of characters for how the
message is displayed in the Group Web page or the Digest formal. E-Mails
seem to be relayed okay.
I changed the Mail option from Plain Text to Rich Text format and the CRs
seem to be working.
73 Dick AA5VU
There are no new rules - just old rules we tend to forget and revisit over again!
On Jun 29, 2011, at 7:15 AM, Dick Kriss wrote:
[Ham-Mac] Help with Using Apple's Mail for Posing to Yahoo Groups
I could use some help with Preferences settings in Apple's Mail for
posting to the various Yahoo Groups. I posted a QST about the
new TXLevel feature in fldigi and when it showed up on the Yahoo
web page and in the digest format the CR's were really hosed.
I have Mail Preferences/Composing set to Plain Text and when
typing I insert a return at the end of each line. For some reason
the returns are being ignored in Yahoo and something is putting
returns after a certain number of characters.
The automatic insertion of CR's after a number of characters
in plain text was the reason I stopped using Microsoft's Entourage
and went back to Apple's Mail in 2010. Now Mail is doing the same
I could use some help on how to format plain text in Apple
Mail for posting to Yahoo Groups.