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Would it be possible to word wrap the text/plain email messages at 72 columns? As is, it's reasonably difficult to read in a plain-text email client. This is what it looks like right now:

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[Select Records :Postgresql](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7846267/select-records-postgresql)
Can you anyone tell me the query for following scenario . I have following column in table access_log customer_id | service_name | accessed_time Lets says customer might have accessed the ...          
Tagged:  sql  query  postgresql   by [pavun_cool](http://stackoverflow.com/users/279372/pavun-cool) on [stackoverflow.com](http://stackoverflow.com)                                                     

[It's getting longer to get the last value of my table](http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7845193/its-getting-longer-to-get-the-last-value-of-my-table)                                                 
I have a table, in my Postgres database, that stores values every 10 minutes. I now have a lot of records in that table (I do not want to delete the old ones). Basically, the row contains a value and …
Tagged:  postgresql  datetime  indexing   by [Luc](http://stackoverflow.com/users/231957/luc) on [stackoverflow.com](http://stackoverflow.com)                                                                  

Ideally, I'd like to see:

8 new questions in [postgresql] on http://stackexchange.com/filters/1691/postgresql

[Select Records :Postgresql]
    Can you anyone tell me the query for following scenario . I have following column
    in table access_log customer_id | service_name | accessed_time Lets says customer
    might have accessed the ...          
Tagged:  sql  query  postgresql   by pavun_cool
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7846267/select-records-postgresql


[It's getting longer to get the last value of my table]
    I have a table, in my Postgres database, that stores values every 10 minutes. I
    now have a lot of records in that table (I do not want to delete the old ones).
    Basically, the row contains a value and …
Tagged:  postgresql  datetime  indexing   by Luc
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7845193/its-getting-longer-to-get-the-last-value-of-my-table

Or something similar where it's easy to read and doesn't rely on my terminal width to be limited to 72 characters for the description to wrap. I also nuked some of the superfluous data that isn't relevant when reading a pure text version.

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Doesn't your terminal have an option to do this automatically, to whatever width your terminal is currently set at? –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 7 '11 at 16:33

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Plain-text newsletter and filter subscription emails now wrap after 72 characters.

To see it in action, check out the plain-text version of the Stack Overflow Newsletter.

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plain-text version looks... gorgeous –  gnat Mar 26 '12 at 21:46
    
Probably a related bug: meta.stackexchange.com/questions/143295/… –  unor Aug 13 '12 at 12:06

I'm not receiving any mails from SE, so my argument might be moot, but...may I say that there are people which do not view their e-mails with a width of 72/80 columns, but less. If hard linebreaks are inserted, it means that the lines get wrapped twice:

8 new questions in [postgresql] on http://stackexchange.com/filters/1691/postgresql

[Select Records :Postgresql]
    Can you anyone tell me the query for following scenario . I have
following column
    in table access_log customer_id | service_name | accessed_time Lets
says customer
    might have accessed the ...          
Tagged:  sql  query  postgresql   by pavun_cool
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7846267/select-records-postgresql


[It's getting longer to get the last value of my table]
    I have a table, in my Postgres database, that stores values every
10 minutes. I
    now have a lot of records in that table (I do not want to delete
the old ones).
    Basically, the row contains a value and …
Tagged:  postgresql  datetime  indexing   by Luc
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/7845193/its-getting-longer-to-get-the-last-value-of-my-table
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I think you're misusing 'mute', which means silent or inaudible. You want 'moot', which means Having no practical impact or relevance. Also, it's sounds strange to say 'a little bit moot', especially when you've already qualified with 'might be'. (Commenting instead of editing for educational purposes.) –  Kevin Vermeer Nov 7 '11 at 16:23
    
@KevinVermeer: Interesting, I didn't get a notification for that comment...anyway, you're right. I really want to use moot. Thank you. –  Time Traveling Bobby Nov 8 '11 at 7:56
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@Kevin / Asylum no, you're both wrong... it's a moo point –  Marc Gravell Nov 8 '11 at 8:09

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