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Re: HTML and other stuff



I was going to point out that there are two reasons
why it's difficult to send plain text:  AOL and
Outlook, in that order.  =)  In a former life, I
worked for Gateway, hocking their computers and the
tacked-on AOL service.  Never again... =)

Mike


--- ArsOcarina@aol.com wrote:

> Michael,
> 
> In a message dated 05/27/05 12:47:33,
> Nemoguitt@aol.com writes:
> 
> > could some aol user please tell me how to fix 
> > this.....PLEASE.....thanks.....mic
> > 
> Go to: http://www.amsat.org/amsat/listserv/aol.html
> 
> The gist of which is to say which version of AOL you
> are using. But here's 
> the info:
> 
>
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 
> How to Use AOL to send Plain Text only
>  (for the AMSAT mailing lists)
> 
> To use the AMSAT mailing lists and majordomo
> subscription system 
> successfully, your mail program must be set up to
> send plain text only. Many users of AOL 
> 6.0, 7.0, and 8.0 have had difficulty with this.
> Reportedly, AOL 9.0 once 
> again makes it easy to send a specific message in
> plain text mode. Just 
> right-click in the message field and select Compose
> as Plain Text. If you don't want to 
> upgrade to version 9.0, here are some tips on how to
> get AOL to do the right 
> thing.
> 
> Note that these tips are based on one particular
> version of AOL. Details may 
> vary from version to version. These are reasonable
> settings to use all the 
> time for most people, but you may prefer others.
> Feel free to use other settings 
> for your other email, but please use the settings
> suggested here when you send 
> mail to the AMSAT.ORG system.
> 
> The Trick for AOL 6.0
>      1.        Make sure your font is set to
> Arial 10, the AOL default.
>      2.        Create a message using only default
> Arial 10 type. Any quoted 
> text pasted in from another message must also be in
> Arial 10 type (no bold, 
> other sizes or colors). Note: if you paste a message
> that was received in HTML 
> format, it will probably cause you to send in HTML.
>      3.        Hit Control-A to highlight the entire
> message.
>      4.        Right click anywhere in the message
> itself: A 'popup menu' 
> will appear. Move the cursor to "text" and another
> menu will appear. Move the 
> cursor to "normal" and click on it.
>      5.        Send the message.
> 
> Configure for Plain Text on AOL 7.0
>      1.        On the tool bar click on SETTINGS.
>      2.        A menu pops up and you click on
> PREFERENCES.
>      3.        Another window opens up with 3
> columns on it.
>      4.        Under the one headed COMMUNICATIONS
> click on FONT, TEXT & 
> GRAPHICS.
>      5.        This window opens and you go to the
> bottom of it and click on 
> RESET then click on SAVE.
>      6.        Do not change anything else in this
> window.
>      7.        Then close your windows and you are
> done. From now on all mail 
> you send will be in plain ASCII.
> 
> No Hope for AOL 8.0
> 
> Reportedly AOL 8.0 can't be configured to send plain
> text. Sorry.
> 
> An Alternative . . . 
> 
> AOL users can send plain text by using the   AOL
> Mail on the Web facility.
> 
> (log on to AOL's online website and send your mail
> from there).
> 
>
+++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
> 
> Best regards,
> 
> tEd  kiLLiAn
> 
> "Different is not always better, but better is
> always different"
> 
> http://www.pfmentum.com/flux.html
> http://www.CDbaby.com/cd/tedkillian
> http://www.guitar9.com/fluxaeterna.html
> http://www.garageband.com/artist/ArsOcarina
>
http://www.towerrecords.com/product.aspx?pfid=2845073
>
http://www.netmusic.com/web/album.aspx?a_id=CBNM_17314
>
http://www.indiejazz.com/ProductDetailsView.aspx?ProductID=193
> 
> Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at:
> Apple iTunes,
> BuyMusic, Rhapsody, MusicMatch, MusicNet, DiscLogic,
> Napster,
> AudioLunchbox, Lindows, QTRnote, Music4Cents,
> Etherstream,
> RuleRadio, EMEPE3, Sony Connect, CatchMusic,
> Puretracks,
> and Viztas. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Blah, blah, blah.
> So???
> 
> "Just because nobody understands you doesn't mean
> you're an artist."
> 



                
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