Using text rather than html is also a considerate thing to do for many
people. The email I use a work, in fact, makes it a hassel to read an html
message. As I was about to write this message, I realized my Outlook
Express was also set to html, so I thought I'd outline how to change it so
that you write your messages in plain text rather than html.
Open Tools/Options and then open the Compose tab.
I sometimes get the BCT mail as an attachment. This usually happens if the message has been sent using a character encoding which doesn't match with my native character encoding. As I'm using Linux rather than Windows, often this is because the encoding being used is one of the Microsoft encoding types rather than an ISO/ANSI type.
I also sometimes get an attachment when the client sends the mail as pure HTML
i.e. not multi-part with an HTML and text version in the same message.
There are some mail clients out there which are broken and don't
specify the mime type correctly and this will also result in the mail
being presented as an attachment.
Note however, the vast majority of e-mails I get from the list are not attachments. Also, I'm pleased to say that most are not in HTML format, which I think is a truely evil waste of resources. My mail client reports the size of the multi-part e-mails in lines. I will often see a short greeting e-mail and my client will inform me it is 4 lines of text and 434 lines of HTML. The HTML Outlook produces has to be some of the very worst I've ever seen.
Neal Ewers writes:
> Hi all. Someone wrote me off line to say that all their BCT mail seemed
> to have an attachment, but when they tried to access it, there was
> really no attachment there. I do not have this problem, but I wonder if
> anyone else does. I occasionally get attachments because some people's
> email attaches signatures, etc., but this person gets them with every
> message. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks.
> Neal Ewers
> Ravenswood Productions
> Local phone: 608-277-1995
> Toll Free: 888-544-8332
> Email: neal.ewers@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> http://www.ravenswood.org <http://www.ravenswood.org/>
> <!DOCTYPE HTML PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN">
> <META HTTP-EQUIV="Content-Type" CONTENT="text/html; charset=us-ascii">
> <META content="MSHTML 6.00.2900.2802" name=GENERATOR></HEAD>
> <DIV><SPAN class=656381014-24032006><FONT face=Arial size=2>Hi > all.
> Someone wrote me off line to say that all their BCT mail seemed to have > an
> attachment, but when they tried to access it, there was really no > attachment
> there. I do not have this problem, but I wonder if anyone else > does.
> I occasionally get attachments because some people's email attaches > signatures,
> etc., but this person gets them with every message. Does anyone > else have
> this problem? Thanks.</FONT></SPAN></DIV>
> <DIV><FONT face=Arial size=2></FONT> </DIV>
> <DIV align=left><SPAN class=390110217-20122005><FONT face=Arial > size=2>Neal
> Ewers<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=390110217-20122005><FONT face=Arial
> size=2>Ravenswood Productions<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN
> class=390110217-20122005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Local phone:
> 608-277-1995<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN class=390110217-20122005><FONT > face=Arial
> size=2>Toll Free: 888-544-8332<BR></FONT></SPAN><SPAN
> class=390110217-20122005><FONT face=Arial size=2>Email: <A
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