On Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:03:50 PM UTC+2, Tim Gray wrote:
> I can't necessarily answer all of your questions. As I saw it, this
> email did NOT have format=flowed set in the headers.
Sorry, I should have been clear. I'm posting here using the Google Groups web interface.
> Yes, there is a way to fix it. Mailing your sample paragraphs to myself
> caused the same thing to happen. But, it's supposed to as I understand
> f=f. Here's why. I think the spec states that if you have a line that
> ends with space, the reader should reformat it. If your formatting is
> important, then don't put a space at the end of those lines. Since your
> numbered list has formating that you want to keep, remove the spaces
> from the end of those lines.
> So, you need to either remove those spaces with a quick search and
> replace (or a macro) or set 'fo-=w' and reformat those lines.
Thanks very much for the explanation. The fo-=w solution is not ideal, but "absolutely necessary to do fancy formatting in an email likely to be read on a phone" is enough of an edge case that I can live with it!
> My ultimate advice is to skip fancy formatting like that in email, and
> just go with f=f. So, maybe set 'fo-=n'. (Also, check out the j
> option. Nice for reformatting quoted text.)
fo-=n is what I'm going with. Thanks.
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