this is not an apology !
But it may be some explanation... of why the solid copy without line breaks really got to me. I think my Panix server in Pine/Unix shell serves up smaller type than "regular" web mail programs... or if not actually smaller, with no way to adjust size or shape to make it more readable.
And, for what it's worth, I add that 13 years ago when I learned how to e-mail, a friend (and you know who you are!) forwarded an advisory on "Netiquette" and effective e-mailing. As I recall, the #1 rule (or anyway #2) was leave white space between short paragraphs.