Email has been ruined by stupid people.
Top posting. Complete content of all previous messages is tacked on to the end of each reply. Reply itself consists of a single word, “OK”. The email equivalent of toilet paper stuck to your heel.
Assuming that all replies are top-posted, hence, all content after the first line of quoted text is ignored.
Writing mail clients that force all replies to be top-posted. No other options. On a phone, takes 7 taps to un-top-post.
Message consists of a single PDF attachment.
Edward Snowden releases BOOMERANG, an NSA-developed computer virus that causes mail clients to auto-reply to all top-posted messages with a top-posted rejection message. Gmail explodes.
Lead developer of Apple Mail.app sentenced to Microsoft Windows XP. Task: write mail client plugin for iTunes for Windows.
Inventor of HTML mail sentenced to write HTML mail client for GNU Emacs under the supervision of Richard M. Stallman.
What can I do to fix the stupid?
When replying to a message do not quote any part of it in your reply. Email degenerates to instant messaging.