David Siemens wrote:
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
Behalf Of David F Siemens
Sent: Thursday, January 31, 2002 5:49 PM
Subject: Re: Redheads descended from Neanderthals?
With my e-mail program, I can't simply enter something identifiable as mine
when I get a bar rather than >s. So I hope the italics comes through.
The bar comes from those who have their e-mail set to send html. In this
case, Wayne is sending html and David has go to a lot of effort to get rid
of it. HTML affects future readers of the archives. When such e-mails get
to the archive it is almost impossible for future readers to tell who said
what. see David's email in the archive
http://www.calvin.edu/archive/asa/200201/0327.html So, if one wishes his
views to be clear from his opponents they might not want to send html.
There are 3 ways to deal with it and keep yourself clear from the other
person. The easiest is to put his writing below your signature and write
your reply above. This is probably the easiest.
The second is to get the other fellow to change his e-mail but that is not
always easy to do. For Wayne to change his outgoing mail. Assuming Wayne is
using Outlook, he would need to go to tools, options, click on the mail
format tab and change the drop down box from html to plain text. From his
point of view, it won't make any difference unless he sends html in other
The third way to deal with it is to fix it. David can alter the mail when he
replies as I do sometimes. THere are 2 methods. Assuming David is using
Outlook, hit reply or reply all, then on that window goto Format and click
on plain text. This removes the bar, but doesn't put in the >. You can put
it in manually but you have to hit a carriage return at the end of each line
or it will deformat when you send it. This is a lot of trouble in a long
Alternatively, you can forward the e-mail to yourself after changing it to
plain text as outlined above before hitting the send button. Then the
recieved text mail is properly formated. Reply to this replacing your
e-mail address with the ASA address and you can proceed as normal.
Personally, I don't like getting the html e-mail as it causes me the same
problem. But until this moment, I have simply worked it out.
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