Mail Wrapping

Matthias Apitz guru at
Mon Aug 16 10:20:56 CEST 2010

El día Monday, August 16, 2010 a las 09:58:50AM +0200, Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller escribió:

> One thing made me wonder. Did you correctly use all mutt settings? I have
> e.g. found:
> > 3.238. smart_wrap
> > 
> > Type: boolean
> > Default: yes
> > 
> > Controls the display of lines longer than the screen width in the internal pager. If set, long lines are wrapped at a word boundary. If unset, lines are simply wrapped at the screen edge. Also see the $markers variable.
> If I understand that correctly (I have never used or configured mutt), it
> is just a matter of correct settings on the receiver's side and the 'reader'
> component.

Of course, the pager (reader) of Mutt wrapes your very long lines
correctly (i.e. at word boundary) to the line length of the used
terminal, xterm.

But, look how ugly your read lock. I have placed a screen shoot of your
mail here:

That's why the RFC of the Netiquette recommends line wrap around column
65 and this is a correct recommendation even today and not just a matter
of taste.

Matthias Apitz
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