Hi Tedd, and others [me] >> But as soon as that material gets quoted with >> the traditional extra marginal marks the line >> ends get mangled by the mail robots and we all >> receive chop suey. Yuk! >> >> So pleeeeease, break your contributions into >> lines of moderate length, say < 60 characters. [you] > Your chop suey analogy is quite appropriate. You see, > chop suey is Chinese for "left overs". Nowadays "chop suey" goes to the pig farm (Oink! Oink!), but the digests go to me (Yuk! Yuk!). [you] > Now, on to the question at hand. As you can see I don't > prescribe to your 60 character, or less, request. I > would if I knew how, but I don't. Well Dave McWherter's MacSink says your max line length was 74 chatacters. Use the menu "Other:Statistics..." on any selected line. So you can be safely quoted once or twice but not more. Given your prolific email output and deathless prose, you deserve better. Why not get Vantage (programmable) the big brother of MacSink? Dave used to lurk on the deja news group: comp.sys.mac.programmer.codewarrior MacSink/Vantage wraps faster than any program I have seen. I have checked my hard disk for alternatives, and here is what I found: --- QEDM can be programmed for all this, but it is slower by so much that I use MacSink for my email. For some other things QEDM is faster than MacSink. --- Pete Kehlerer's "alpha" can be programmed for just about anything in its native tcl, and it has a lot of pre-programmed email and internet functions. If you have a G4 and the patience to learn tcl then it is definitely worth a look; it is slow and complex but fascinating in a masochistic way... --- Tex-Edit Plus by Tom Bender is a program with a lot of modern features. It uses the modern "text-edit" format (text data plus style resource). But it seems non-programmable and while the key features are there they are not quite teed up for efficient use. Adding a single key for word re-wrap to some length would make it OK. If you are a Tex-Edit Plus buff it would be worth writing Tom. --- an expensive "\TeX" formatter called Textures has the same word re-wrap as MacSink. --- any major WYSIWYG word processor. But you have to remember NOT to put in CRs (use automatic wordwrap only), and then save as text making an appropriate choice in doing so. --- use Netscape for mail; it seems to limit you to about 60 char per line. What is lacking in these last two os *re*-wrapping of paragraphs poluted with some carriage returns. For me the the top recommendation is still to use MacSink/Vantage, but I would be delighted to hear of even better solutions, say MacSink/Vantage updated with the email facilities of alpha. I still cut and paste where I would rather just select and (say) hit a function key to send, or (more spiffy) drag a selection onto an envelope icon named "FB_list". Cheers Larry PS. Afterthought: maybe one of you could write a mailbox program so that mailing is no more than dragging a selection from a modern editor like Tex-Edit onto the mailbox icon. Double clicking the icon should fetch your mail in the form of a directory. Does this already exist? The point is to let use use a great editor and a great mailer rather than bloated congloms like Eudora.