7 Deadly Sins Of Email -Deadly Sin #4

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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!



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