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7 Deadly Sins Of Email -Deadly Sin #5
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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 5th instalment (of seven).

>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Hate them, don’t you? All of those indent marks (vertical bold liners in HTML messages) just clutter the content up and make reading it disjointed. You can set your messages to leave out the indents as default.



 
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DEADLY SIN #5 - INCLUDING INDENTS IN FORWARDED CONTENT

 

  1. In Outlook Express, go to Tools/Options and then the Send tab as (see last illustration)

  2. Click on the Plain Text Settings button in the Mail Sending Format area.

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  3. Remove the tick from the bottom box then click on OK.

  4. Do the same for the HTML Settings.


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  5. Repeat in the News Sending Format area


How to Clean the Text

OK, you are pretty good, you’ve got all your settings correct to avoid cluttering messages with useless indent marks. That doesn’t stop you receiving messages that have been through several forwarding sessions and they are full of indents. (Probably full of unwanted email addresses too!)

The good news is that there are free programs that can clean all of that out for you. That way you can send on just nice tidy text. All you have to do is copy and paste the original text, along with any forwarding indents, into the program. Clean it, then copy and paste into a new message.

One such program is EmailStripper,

 

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Download it from here: http://www.webattack.com/get/emstripper.html



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

 

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Don Buelke said:

>>> carets aren't as common as they once were, but now emails arrive with dozens of blank or blue-bordered indents that I like to clean up. It is really time consuming to go through them one at a time to allow the email to return to a readable position on the page. Is there any program that will remove these en masse? I'm not talking about Email Stripper here, as that also destroys any formatting and won't manage inserted images. Just something that will replace the multiple strokes I now use at Format-->Borders & Shading-->select a border level from drop down list and delete; then repeat this twenty times! I don't know how to write a macro, but it seems one could be set up to go through all these keystrokes automatically until it reaches a clean page.
 
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