> Are we supposed to trim everything except our own replies? Or are we > supposed to trim up to the last reply (like your message which would be > below with > marks)? Or are we supposed to selectively trim the last reply > to contain only the relevant information (with or without the headers)? I belong to another mailing list which has a rule that no more than 20% of the mail can be a quote from another. While this can't really be set in stone on an email mailing list, it is a useful guideline. Which I think I may have just broken myself... but it does help keep down the repeated & mostly useless text. General rule of thumb is to only keep the stuff that is needed to refer to from the original mail for yours to make sense. Benji.