OASIS Mailing List ArchivesView the OASIS mailing list archive below
or browse/search using MarkMail.


Help: OASIS Mailing Lists Help | MarkMail Help



   RE: OFFTOPIC: Making Outlook mailing list friendly (was RE: Subse tting/

[ Lists Home | Date Index | Thread Index ]
  • From: Michael Brennan <Michael_Brennan@Allegis.com>
  • To: "'Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com'" <Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Nov 2000 16:53:01 -0800

Title: OFFTOPIC: Making Outlook mailing list friendly (was RE: Subsetting/ Canonical Parsers/ XML Compliance/ etc.
To use plain text by default: got to Tools->Options, select the "Mail Format" tab. When already editing a message, you can also switch it to plain text via the "Format" menu.
To quote messages with "> " when replying, select Tools->Options, and in the first ("Preferences") tab, select the "E-mail Options" button at the top. There are options there to control the format of replies. Unfortunately, I've found that it only abides by this preference when replying to plain text messages. If the message I'm replying to is formatted, it goes back to its preferred method (which is really annoying).
-----Original Message-----
From: Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com [mailto:Mike.Champion@SoftwareAG-USA.com]
Sent: Monday, November 13, 2000 1:45 PM
To: xml-dev@lists.xml.org
Subject: OFFTOPIC: Making Outlook mailing list friendly (was RE: Subsettin g/ 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!).


News | XML in Industry | Calendar | XML Registry
Marketplace | Resources | MyXML.org | Sponsors | Privacy Statement

Copyright 2001 XML.org. This site is hosted by OASIS