Inconsistent Usenet quoting behaviour

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Patrick Keenan, Mar 16, 2008.

  1. Hello,
    I'm noticing some inconsistencies in quoting behaviour when choosing Reply
    to Group with Windows Mail. I believe I've seen some references to this
    elsewhere, but can't find a resolution.

    For example, I will read a post, where the original poster used the Google
    web interface to create and post his message. When I choose Reply to
    Group, the original post is properly quoted and all is well.

    By this I mean that the previous post will have a marker, the default being
    The poster replies to my reply, again using the Google interface, with
    proper quoting appearing for the two previous messages.

    But now, I choose Reply to Group again - and the text I'm immediately
    replying to is not quoted. Yet I notice that others using Outlook
    Express can reply with the quoting intact, and I can reply to them with the
    quoting appearing properly.

    Restarting Windows Mail does not resolve this.

    Anyone have any ideas on this or how to resolve it?

    Patrick Keenan
    Patrick Keenan, Mar 16, 2008
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  2. When the message to which you are replying was sent in MIME/Quoted
    Printable, WinMail does not know for sure where to put the quote mark so it
    Frank Saunders MS-MVP IE,OE/WM, Mar 17, 2008
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  3. Thanks, though I'm not sure that explains why when I reply to the first post
    it quotes, but when I reply to a reply from the OP, made using the same
    newsreader as the original post, it doesn't.

    In other words, two posts from the same newsreader using the same settings
    will be treated differently.

    The WinMail help file seems to have zero information on this topic.

    Is there a way to force quoting, or is it necessary to use a different

    Thanks again.
    Patrick Keenan, Mar 17, 2008
  4. Windows Live Mail quotes Quoted-Printable text properly. I recommend you
    upgrade to it:
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 17, 2008
  5. Yes it does, thanks. I actually already had it set up, but because of the
    number of email accounts I must manage, I had used Windows mail for Usenet.
    And there are some visual aspects of Live Mail I don't like, such as the
    larger header section in the reading pane. However, it *does* quote
    properly, so I'll put up with the loss of reading space.

    thanks again.
    Patrick Keenan
    Patrick Keenan, Mar 17, 2008
  6. You're welcome. I agree about the excessively large header section in the
    reading pane, which is why I keep the header part off (View, Layout, Message Header).
    Gary VanderMolen, Mar 17, 2008
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