Why doesn't mail strip signatures in Usenet when doing a reply?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by Leythos, Feb 18, 2007.

  1. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    I seem to be unable to find where to set the ability to strip the proper
    Usenet signature when doing a reply - anyone know where/how?
    Leythos, Feb 18, 2007
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  2. Leythos

    dev Guest

    /Leythos/ said:
    Material below the -- delimiter should be stripped. Insert new comments
    with that in mind.
    dev, Feb 18, 2007
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  3. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    I don't see where that option is set
    Leythos, Feb 18, 2007
  4. Leythos

    dev Guest

    /Leythos/ said:
    Was a time in O.E. when messages from folks replying below a sig
    delimiter would cause all material (from earlier posts) to be stripped.
    Cannot recall exactly what went on, but do recall that the Netscape
    mail client did it correctly. I rarely used O.E., and never with a sig

    Now, in a brief test here using Windows mail, I don't see a delimiter,
    and sigs are quoted in the reply, so behavior may have changed.
    Netscape's progeny (Mozilla, SeaMonkey mail, etc.) do use a -- delimiter.

    Items in TOOLS | OPTIONS that deal with signatures are under the
    dev, Feb 18, 2007
  5. WinMail does indeed put in the delimiter but AFAIK it doesn't have a way to
    strip the signature besides manually.
    Frank Saunders, MS-MVP OE/WM, Feb 18, 2007
  6. Leythos

    Leythos Guest

    Yea, it looks like MS still doesn't understand Usenet. Most clients will let
    you select the text you want to reply to, and when you click REPLY they only
    put that text in the reply (quoted), and any real Usenet client will strip
    everything below the quoted signature delimiter.

    I was hoping that vista would be a step up in this area, since they adopted
    a Usenet method of support so long ago.
    Leythos, Feb 18, 2007
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