[AMRadio] What is the purpose of these replies?

Mike WE0H we0h at yahoo.com
Mon Jan 21 20:24:23 EST 2008

I think replies like those are simple mistakes or some email client 
screwing up. It happens every so often on many email reflectors.


D. Chester wrote:
> This has had me puzzled for a long time.
> I have noticed that very frequently someone will reply to a previous 
> message on a thread by simply quoting the entire message and adding 
> nothing new, no comments or anything.  Just the original text with ">" 
> at the beginning of every line.  No follow-up or explanation.  What is 
> the purpose of this?  Or did someone just click on the wrong button?
> I get enough junk in the inbox with replies that quote the every 
> single message in the entire thread, headers and all, along with the 
> new message. But when there isn't even a new message it really baffles 
> me.
> Don k4kyv

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