24 June 1998

I'd also try harder to keep the text more consistent from one section to the next and one mail message to the next. I suppose you may just be experimenting to see what looks best, and that's okay, but I hope you plan to settle down eventually. If you're looking for a consistent format for mail messages and your replies, I'd try putting the headers on successive lines, then a blank line, then the body the message on successive lines, with blank lines between paragraphs. The trick is to put
tags between lines and an extra
between paragraphs; this allows the font definition to remain intact instead of breaking at

tags. You could try pasting this into a page to see how it looks: From: Reader Name
Date: date
Subject: Reader letter in monospaced font

Body text text text

Next paragraph end of text

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