I use thunderbird and it shows all of the post that is being replied to.
You just have to remember to go through it and edit out what you don't
need. I also get pretty tired of all the extra garbage left in posts
especially if they then post their reply at the end. If I start reading
and it's the same as what I just read, I hit the delete button, as do a
lot of others. There's just not enough time in the day to read the same
stuff over and over just to find where in the world the reply is. Bottom
line if you want to get your post read put the reply at the beginning or
at least a line to say you are replying in the quoted body.
> I'm not sure that Firefox is at fault here. IE6 does the same.
> Googlemail (Gmail) 'hides' quoted text, though not always, and I think
> Thunderbird does as well.
> Personally, I do two types of reply (well, try to).
> Top post with just the most recent post appended - good for short posts - or
> Respond into the most recent post point by point and then delete all
> previous posts.
> I was on one group (which left for a similar reason) where I counted
> 602 lines of quoted text. The response was just a one-liner. Totally
> ridiculous and I said so in no uncertain terms. People still carried
> on doing it tho'.
> All the best,
> 2009/2/28 Alan Cox <alan@...>:
>>On Sat, 28 Feb 2009 14:02:03 -0000
>>>One of the problems is that many of us use Firefox [and others] and we
>>>forget about this. The reason is that Firefox displays ONLY the most
>>>recent unread emails