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7 Deadly Sins Of Email -Deadly Sin #4
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Please Note: This update is part of a series, The Seven Deadly Sins of Email, written by Squeezebox. This update includes the 4th instalment (of seven).

HTML (or Rich Text) is fine for sending messages with images, formatted fonts and backgrounds, and it is OK to use it for the fun stuff. But HTML comes with a price. Every message in HTML is taking up more space on your hard disk and longer to download than simple text messages. Add to that the concern that HTML can include malicious code, albeit unlikely in a message you have created.



 
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DEADLY SIN #4 – USING HTML FOR ALL MESSAGES

One of the worst offenders for sending bloated messages is Incredimail. How many messages do you get with that annoying advertising for Incredimail stuck at the bottom?

If all you want to do is send someone a message with words in it, send it as plain text. Set your email client up to use plain text as the default for messages.

  1. Open Outlook Express and go to Tools⁄Options from the menu.

     

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  2. Click on the Send tab

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  3. The settings should be as shown for mail and news sending – Plain Text.

  4. Notice that «Reply to messages using the format in which they were sent» option is also enabled. If someone sends you a message in HTML, your reply will be the same. Similarly, if they send it in plain text, that’s what will be sent back in a reply.

  5. If you want to send a new message in HTML, change the format from the message window as you are creating it. The option to use HTML can be found from the menu Format/Rich Text (HTML). Use it wisely though, no point in sending fancy stuff to your bank!



CLICK BELOW TO CONTINUE READING THE REST OF THE 7 DEADLY SINS OF EMAIL

 

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