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Re: How to disable line-wrapping in KMail? (was: How to express dual lic

From: Dmitry Alexandrov
Subject: Re: How to disable line-wrapping in KMail? (was: How to express dual licensing)
Date: Wed, 22 Jul 2020 19:03:05 +0300
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/28.0.50 (gnu/linux)

John Scott <> wrote:
> On Tuesday, July 21, 2020 3:38:20 PM EDT Dmitry Alexandrov wrote:
>> Since there is actually no any sane reason to hardwrap lines, the fix should 
>> be easy, but alas I cannot suggest you how exactly to disable it, as your 
>> mail lacks ‘User-Agent’ header.
> I'm using KMail, and the awkward line wrapping is definitely a pain.

Aha!  So itʼs here: Settings / Configure / Composer / [ ] Word wrap at column.

([ ] means ‘untick’).

> I sometimes ‹…› do the wrapping by hand.

But why??  (I hope you do not just hate your correspondents :-)

Do you worry about the ancient SMTP limit of 1000 bytes per line, that is still 
enforced by many MTAs?  Donʼt!  This kind of low-level cruft users should not 
be even aware about.  KMail takes it into account when encoding mail 

> Soft wrapping via format=flowed has not been implemented yet: 

And let me guess, it will never be.  Why to implement a failed standard, that 
is supposed to be an ideal solution to no problem?

Not to say, it would not help in this very case.

> It's really my only criticism of it though.

Yes, indeed, KMail is a mail client that really suck less [0]. ;-)


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