In a message dated 1/28/2005 4:30:02 P.M. Eastern Standard Time, 0e60wq102@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx writes: Secondly. I like the old-fashioned smilie, made of a colon and a right parenthesis. I don't care so much for the yellow-faced gif it translates into. Is there some way to frame the colon and right parenthesis in some kind of brackets, to prevent the email engine from translating it into a gif? Yes, type it backwards. (-: I've noticed that if I type it this way :-) in a chat it becomes the gif, but if I type it the other way it stays how I type it. Dale For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.