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   OFFTOPIC: Making Outlook mailing list friendly (was RE: Subsettin g/Cano

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  • From: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com
  • To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:45:01 -0500

Title: OFFTOPIC: Making Outlook mailing list friendly (was RE: Subsetting/ Canonical Parsers/ XML Compliance/ etc.

    -----Original Message-----
    From:   Daniel Barclay [SMTP:Daniel.Barclay@digitalfocus.com]
    Sent:   Monday, November 13, 2000 4:07 PM
    To:     xml-dev@lists.xml.org
    Subject:        Re: Subsetting/ Canonical Parsers/ XML Compliance/ etc.

    Tim Bray wrote:
    > At 04:18 PM 12/11/00 -0500, Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com wrote
    > First of all Mike, could you please reset your mailer so your
    > messages don't show up in tiny, unreadable, blue sans-serif?  Thanks.

    Seconded.  (At least get rid of the <font size=2>.  You (your mailer)
    really shouldn't be specifying to reduce the HTML font size _two_ sizes
    from the default.)

Does anyone have any helpful hints on how to use MS Outlook without seriously irritating those with whom one corresponds who are using more standard (sic!) mailers?  For example, can it be configured to NOT use HTML-ish markup, but rather send plain text?  Is there some way to persuade it to quote with ">" the way God intended rather than by indenting the quoted text?  Or should I just select everything and set it to a reasonable pointsize and black before sending?

(Yeah, I know ... "get a decent mailer" ... that, unfortunately causes as many problems with my internal mail as Outlook causes with my external mail.  Sigh ... hoisted on my own petard when it comes to "creative" conformance with standards, that's for sure!).


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