List etiquite: top posting or bottom posting? Voice your choice

Brett Dikeman brett at
Mon Aug 18 16:22:30 EDT 2003

At 10:12 AM -0400 8/18/03, Eric_R_Kissell at wrote:
>I prefer top posting because that is how my system defaults and I cannot
>find a way to change it.

Select All -> down arrow is (usually) one very quick shortcut to the
end of the message.

So, incidentally, is the "End" key :-)

>Alternatively, I prefer posting within the original message so that
>responses are near the questions asked.

Exactly, and please trim quoted signatures/advertisements/etc.  It
literally takes a second or two and makes the email so much nicer to

By the way, I mention this only for those who use(and are fed up
with) Outlook Express- Mozilla( is a very nice. free
web browser+email client.  It features popup blocking, bayesnian spam
filtering...and like Eudora, you can turn off automatic image-loading
in email messages, which stops the tracking images spammers use to
verify good addresses.

I installed it on a mechanic-friend's computer after he complained
about spam and virus-laden emails...he's a pretty happy camper now...

"They that give up essential liberty to obtain temporary
safety deserve neither liberty nor safety." - Ben Franklin

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