28 March 2008

Daring Fireball: On Top

Daring Fireball: On Top

There are four styles for replying to an e-mail.

  • Do not quote the original message
  • Top Put your reply above the quoted text of the original message
  • Bottom Put your reply below the quoted text of the original message
  • Quote relevant parts of the original message with your reply following each quote

I agree with John Gruber (Daring Fireball) that the last is the preferred method.

But some of my friends—for some reason—do not keep an archive of their e-mail messages. They rely on people who respond to not only quote the previous message, but the entire thread. In “top” fashion.

So, I try to oblige.

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