mail signatures (was Re: [thelist] OT: postprocessor to strip some disclaimers out of digest mode)

spinhead evolt at
Fri Jan 4 14:54:54 CST 2002

> <tip type="mail signatures" author="digger">
> The standard .signature delimiter is a hard return, two hyphens, one
> space, and another hard return: "-- ".  The trailing space is
> critical to recognizing the .sig delimiter.
> Your email program should use it to *strip signatures when composing
> replies*.  If it does not do that it is broken, regardless of any other
> capabilities it may boast.
> </tip>
> --
> Kevin "digger" Martin <evolt at>
>                It's your return address, dammit, not your autobiography.
> --

Interesting bit. Where does this come from? (I'm genuinely curious, even if
it sounds like I'm saying 'Says who?')


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