Changes between Version 9 and Version 12 of Documentation/What is e-mail


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    1212"gateways".
    1313
     14[[=#FixHeader]]
    1415== Make up of a message header
    1516
     
    110111
    111112This field should state concisely the topic of the message.  Giving
    112 a clear and informative Subject is a mark of good style Netiquette.
     113a clear and informative Subject is a mark of good style [[#FixNetiquette|Netiquette]].
    113114
    114115{{{
     
    118119}}}
    119120
    120 These fields indicate that the message is set out in MIME format.
     121These fields indicate that the message is set out in [[#FixMime|MIME]] format.
    121122In this example, it contains plain text in the ISO-Latin-1 character
    122123set and characters which cannot be represented using 7 bits are encoded
    123124as 'Quoted-printable'.
    124125
     126[[=#FixProtocols]]
    125127== Mail protocols
    126128
     
    130132Protocol (POP) server, where it waits until YAM downloads it to your
    131133computer, using the POP3 (POP version 3) protocols.  The messages which
    132 YAM sends and receives conform to the conventions set out in RFC 822
    133 and RFC 1521 (MIME).
     134YAM sends and receives conform to the conventions set out in RFC822
     135and RFC1521 (MIME).
    134136
    135137=== Outgoing mail
     
    161163particularly suitable for you.
    162164
     165[[=#FixMime]]
    163166== What is MIME?
    164167
     
    185188characters for very long lines.
    186189
    187 Quoted-printable looks just like regular text, except when a
     190'''Quoted-printable''' looks just like regular text, except when a
    188191special character is used -- the special character is replaced with
    189192a "'''='''" (dash) and two more characters that represent the (hexadecimal)
     
    230233the most suitable utility to display an attached file.
    231234
     235[[=#FixPgp]]
    232236== Encrypting with PGP
    233237
     
    284288 * Installing PGP 5.0i
    285289
     290[[=#FixNetiquette]]
    286291== E-mail netiquette
    287292
     
    314319  The following are often used:
    315320
    316             IMHO   (in my humble opinion)
    317             BTW    (by the way)
    318             FYI    (for your information)
    319             AFAIK  (as far as I know)
    320             ASAP   (as soon as possible)
    321             CU     (see you)
     321            IMHO   (in my humble opinion)\\
     322            BTW    (by the way)\\
     323            FYI    (for your information)\\
     324            AFAIK  (as far as I know)\\
     325            ASAP   (as soon as possible)\\
     326            CU     (see you)\\
    322327
    323328- Use the ;-) smiley (winky?) to denote a touch of irony which could