[HM] email programs

Charles Turner turnercl at missouri.edu
Sun Apr 18 05:53:19 PDT 2004

On Apr 18, 2004, at 7:13 AM, Home Macintosh Users List wrote:

> Date: Sat, 17 Apr 2004 16:28:51 -0400
> From: TeeGate <TeeGate at comcast.net>
> Subject: Re: [HM] email programs
> I always try to use Apple products if they are well made, but
> unfortunately Apple's mail program has a flaw that is unacceptable to
> me. When you send long links to Windows users it truncates them and the
> links are flawed.

I'm using Apple Mail v1.3.7.

How long is long? I experimented and URLs that were so long that they 
had to wrap to another line were  still fine when I received the test 
message that I sent to myself.

I don't know how widely this is honored but I've read that when a URL 
is bracketed by "< >" characters that is supposed to tell an Email 
program that the contents inside that bracket should remain intact, 
i.e. never chopped into multiple lines.  However in my experiment it 
didn't matter to my Mail.app (receiving) that the long URL was not 
inside "< >". Maybe that could affect how some Win mail package would 
handle receiving a long URL.


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