[admin] What is top posting, and why should you avoid it?

Faramir faramir.cl at gmail.com
Sun Jul 20 15:05:40 CEST 2008

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Alexander W. Janssen escribió:

>> It also wanted to have the same messages in the Inbox folder as well 
>> as the All Mail folder. How silly.
> Yeah, Google makes a difference between Inbox and "All Mail". They have
> this enormous stupid claim:
> "Messages sent to mailing lists don't show in my inbox
> When you send a message to any mailing list you subscribe to, Gmail
> automatically skips your inbox and archives the message to save you time
> and prevent clutter. The message will appear in your inbox if someone
> responds to it or if there is an error delivering the message. If you'd
> like to view your message, you can find it in Sent Mail or All Mail."
> Oh yeah baby, how convenient...

  Yes... they think 6 Gb of storage means there is no need to delete
messages anymore... but a few plain text messages can clutter the
inbox???  I wanted to tell them a few thing about that "feature", but I
never found a way to send my opinion to gmail, instead of a user-based
help list... other users are not likely to be able to do something about

>> Anyway, I don't have an "All Mail" folder (probably because I'm not
>> using IMAP)
> I don't know about POP3. But with IMAP you surely have that.

  If you login to gmail through the browser, instead of using the mail
client, you will see it... I don't know if using IMAP the folder is
available too in the mail client...

>> I even double-checked my preferences and I do have the list set to 
>> mail me my own messages.

  I think I did it too, but I still don't receive them... maybe I should
check those settings again...

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