I recently started using mutt with my gmail IMAP mail address.
Because I loved it so much, I also set it up with my college email address. This, sadly, is hosted by the college ICT team under Outlook Webapp, which seems not to adhere to some vary basic standards such as message quoting.
On every mail service I've used (not many but hey), a message is quoted using the following method:
This is my new message >this is >a quoted message >> this is a >> quoted message inside the quoted message
or something similar. Mutt seems to pick this up and colorize them appropriatly.
However, the Outlook Webapp has following qutoing scheme:
This is my new message -----Original Message----- From: Foo@Bar Subject: Foobar Date: 1st of Foo, 2012 20:18 To: Bar@Baz this is a quoted message -----Original Message----- From: Bar@Baz Subject: Foobar Date: 1st of Foo, 2012 20:13 To: Foo@Bar this is a quoted message inside the quoted message
Is there a way to tell mutt how to pick this up?
Note that when different users have different languages set in the web app this will also reflect in the quoting, eg a Dutch person will have
-----Oorspronkelijk bericht----- instead of it's english counterpart, and it will be sent around like that. So there will be some mixing up.
It feel saddened by the lack of respect for simple standards like this, because they make life so much harder than it has to be.
Note: I have renounced using the outlook webapp, and thus I set up a new gmail account. My outlook webmail get's forwarded to this gmail account and I can reply to it using my normal college email adress from the gmail webapp or mutt. The bad quotin remains a problem though.