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At 09:20 31/07/2013 +0200, Andrew Brown wrote:
On 30/07/2013 12:48 PM, Charles Marcus wrote:
On 2013-07-30 5:16 AM, Andrew Brown wrote:
Remember to return your headers to "normal" otherwise every subsequent email will be sent out with all headers exposed in the email, generally looking like garbage.

Eh? All headers are *always* present in *all* emails *everyone* sends.

I think you're talking about the fact that inline replies/forwards will show all of these headers in the QUOTED text (which is true), and since most people blindly top-post, quoting the entire message they are replying to/forwarding without snipping/trimming and generally never even consider the implications of this, then yes, the quoted text in *those* people's messages will end up looking like 'garbage'...

Not what I am referring to, I think you have misunderstood my content.

Er, could it be that you misunderstand?

What I was simply replying to Tom, was how to reveal the headers to see if the email was spam. And no if your headers are in their normal state/setting, hidden by default, they are never revealed in any emails sent, that is the body text of the sender. Only if you leave the option to reveal the headers on, will the sent emails show all of the code and make the email look like garbage.

You are talking about "emails sent" and "sent emails" without qualification, so you clearly mean *all* sent messages. And you clearly think that display choices that you make in your mail client can cause the headers of messages you send somehow to travel with their headers inherently displayed. That can't be so - can it? - or you wouldn't be able to make the choices you do with your received messages.

As the previous correspondent said, this setting in your mail client does not influence the headers of sent messages in any way. It may be, of course, that the current state of display in your mail client will affect what text is included in the body of any message prepared by you as a reply or forward of a received message. But that is somewhat irrelevant: as a courteous e-mail user, you would edit any such imported text to include only what you specifically needed to send, wouldn't you? The new message you are preparing will have its own headers when it is sent (and accumulated as it progresses to its destination); how these are displayed or suppressed in the recipient's mail client is under their control, not yours.

In any case, the material included in the body (not headers) of any reply or forward would surely be governed by your display setting at the time the message was prepared, not when it was sent.

But this is all rather off-topic ...

Brian Barker

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