So much Windows Mailer crap on this list...
brianb at braille.uwo.ca
Fri Feb 1 13:37:58 EST 2002
That's much better; much junk in that message... ahahhh :-)
On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Amanda Lee wrote:
> In Outlook or OE, go to Tools then Options and ctrl tab to the desired
> page and nuke it. I don't want html primarily because I don't trust it's
> content muchtheless it's a pain to rad with all mail clients across
> Amanda Lee
> On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Steve Holmes wrote:
> > In response to the issues raised about windows mailer crap, let me offer
> > some suggestions that should make things more bareable with minimal fus:
> > 1. Yes, if using outlook, please, please turn off HTML messages. Sorry,
> > don't remember exactly which options to set but it is doable and I've done
> > it before in the past. At work, I have outlook set to create plain
> > text messages by default.
> > 2. for Pine users until the outlook stuff gets cleaned up, there is
> > something you can do to make the impact of HTML minimal. Go into Pine's
> > setup options and change settings. Enable the 'prefer-plain-text' option;
> > this will put plain text portions first and cause the reader to go through
> > less noise to get to the message body. There's still a couple lines
> > mentioning the other part but I find it to be a lot better.
> > 3. Another deal is the character sets. I sure wish pine could offer an
> > option to turn this off. If as many people as possible can do this, set
> > your default character set to iso-8859-1. If everyone does this, we won't
> > get those three bothersome lines at the top of the message. I do realize
> > there are international folks who lagitimately use other char sets but at
> > least the windows-12343 or whatever would go away.
> > Just some ideas.
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