[freelists-users] Re: Equals signs in posted messages

  • From: "Drew" <drewmeister3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 13 Aug 2002 19:51:46 -0700


I know first hand that "Quoted Printable" causes the "=" sign to appear in
all of the "freelist" groups that I am involved with.  I do not remember if
the same goes for "Base 64".  This may be due to the automatic word wrapping
by the software that freelist uses, just a guess.
Without going into the pros and cons or stating my opinion, I "dealt with
it" by changing and leaving my 'MIME' encoding options to "None" and let OE6
wrap my e-mail at its default settings.  Though my settings may still create
a mess with quoted posts, other subscribers are spared the added "=" or the
"(=3D)" when I reply.


----- Original Message -----
From: "George Bell" <info@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: "Joe Sullivan" <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>; <freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Tuesday, August 13, 2002 6:59 AM
Subject: [freelists-users] Re: Equals signs in posted messages

> Hi,
> Further to Joe Sullivan's message, I hope the following information may =
> prove useful.
> At least one other member's messages are also arriving with equals (=3D) =
> signs. (David Rosenfeld)  If my interpretation of his Message Header =
> information is correct, he is using Novel Groupwise.
> I am using Outlook 2000(SR1), via Microsoft Exchange 2000 Server.  My =
> messages are being sent as Plain Text from Outlook.
> My suspicion is that it is the soft returns inserted by Outlook and =
> others which is being seen and miss-interpreted.  As Joe says, if you =
> are using speech output to listen to messages, it sure gets annoying!
> For my part, I am on a number of Yahoogroups lists as well as others, =
> and also own four which are run using Listserv software.  The equals =
> sign problem does not appear in any of those.
> George Bell
> Techno-Vision Systems Ltd=20
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joe Sullivan [mailto:joe@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: 12 August 2002 20:47
> To: freelists-users@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: Equals signs in posted messages
> Although I've run lists in other places for years, I'm new to freelists =
> and=20
> Ecartis. The lists I've set up here seem to be running fine apart from =
> one=20
> little problem with one particular user, and that is that equals signs =
> pop=20
> up at the ends of many (not all) lines in his messages; there's also the =
> odd "=3D20" taking the place of what I suppose was originally a space. =
> I've=20
> seen this kind of effect when someone sends with "quoted printables" =
> turned=20
> on, so I have found and turned on the "humanize-quotedprintable" option =
> for=20
> the list, but that doesn't seem to make any difference.
> There's a sample excerpt from one of his messages below.
> Although it's a small bit of visual noise to most of us, many users of =
> this=20
> list are blind, and their screen readers actually say "equals," which =
> makes=20
> it a considerable nuisance for them.
> This does not happen to messages that this user sends through lists=20
> elsewhere, nor to those he sends directly to us.  On the other hand, it=20
> doesn't happen to any other users' messages through this same list, so=20
> perhaps it's an unusual setting in his email client (he uses Outlook), =
> or=20
> some list setting I've missed, or a combination.
> Any pointers appreciated.
> Joe Sullivan
> <joe@xxxxxxxxxx>
> --- excerpt from recent message
> O.K.  Here's how to check if Word 2000's "Heading 1" Style is causing a =
> =3D
> Page Break before it.
> In Word 2000, bring up the Format menu, and click on Style.  There's a =
> =3D
> List Box there called "Styles".  Move down and highlight "Heading 1".
> If you cannot find it, Tab to the box called "List:", and from there =3D
> select "All Styles".  Tab back to the previous box, and you should now =
> =3D
> find the Heading 1 Style.
> Now find the "Modify" button, and click on it.
> In the next window called "Modify Style" find the "Modify" button, and =
> =3D
> click on that. =3D20
> In the list that comes up click on Paragraph.
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