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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... =)
--- ArsOcarina@aol.com wrote:
> 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
> 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
> 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
> 3. Another window opens up with 3
> columns on it.
> 4. Under the one headed COMMUNICATIONS
> click on FONT, TEXT &
> 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
> 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"
> Ted Killian's "Flux Aeterna" is also available at:
> Apple iTunes,
> BuyMusic, Rhapsody, MusicMatch, MusicNet, DiscLogic,
> AudioLunchbox, Lindows, QTRnote, Music4Cents,
> RuleRadio, EMEPE3, Sony Connect, CatchMusic,
> and Viztas. Yadda, yadda, yadda. Blah, blah, blah.
> "Just because nobody understands you doesn't mean
> you're an artist."
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