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PROBLEM with SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account

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    DATE: 24APR2010 (Sat.)

    I'm having a problem with my FastMail.FM (i.e., http://WWW.FastMail.FM ) E-mail Account.

    ...The problem I'm having is that the SPELL CHECK(er) is INSERTING a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL (i.e., "> ) in the WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINKS" that I put in My E-mail Messages whenever it "encounters" a ".COM" in a WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINK" WHEN I DO a SPELL CHECK of an E-mail Message.

    (FOR EXAMPLE: A WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINK" such as HTTP://WWW.GOOGLE.COM is often CHANGED TO: HTTP://WWW.GOOGLE">COM .{You should see how the SPELL CHECK[er] completely "TRASHED" one of my E-mail Messages when I put some "LONG" WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINKS" in my E-mail Message. ...The .COM,as mentioned above,was CHANGED TO ">COM . After the .COM was CHANGED TO ">COM ,though,the SPELL CHECK[er] would either TRUNCATE the WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINK" [For example, http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&tab=wl WAS CHANGED TO: http://maps.google">com ] OR the SPELL CHECK[er] would TRUNCATE the WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINK" AND MOVE the REST OF the WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINK" [ FOR EXAMPLE: maps?hl=en&tab=wl ] to SOME OTHER PLACE in My E-mail Message. ...NOT GOOD,is it ? })

    ...Since the SPELL CHECK[er] was AUTOMATICALLY DOING THIS whenever I did a SPELL CHECK,it never occurred to me that the WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINKS" that I put in My E-mail Messages were getting "TRASHED".(After all,once WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINKS" are put in an E-mail Message,who checks to see if they're correct,right ? {This is perhaps ESPECIALLY "true" since WEBSITE ADDRESS "LINKS" such as http://74.125.155.132/search?q=cache:YDThB2OZ0VwJ:www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,589278,00.html+HARVARD+UNIVERSITY+%249.3+MILLION+TO+BUILD+ROBOTIC+BEES&cd=1&hl=en&ct=clnk&gl=us are "impractical" for most people to check,right ? })However,I discovered the SPELL CHECK(er) has been doing this since at least JANUARY of 2010.Consequently,I NEED to be able SEARCH MY E-MAIL MESSAGES to FIND the E-mail Messages with the "CORRUPTED" / BAD "Links" in them.

    ...I sent an E-mail Message to the FastMail.FM E-mail Account WEBMASTER.I was TOLD that the FastMail.FM E-mail Account SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account can NOT FIND a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of an E-mail Message because the SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account SEARCHES through "RAW" HTML CODE.(In other words,since a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL is OFTEN USED in HTML CODE {FOR EXAMPLE: <A href="http://www.google.com/"> },I'm being told My FastMail.FM E-mail Account can NOT FIND a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of an E-mail Message.{And,yes,I've TRIED to use the SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account to TRY to FIND a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of My E-mail Messages. ...It did NOT WORK.The SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account could NOT ["SPECIFICALLY"] FIND a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of My E-mail Messages. ...At the time I tried to do the SEARCH of My E-mail Messages,I had 190 E-mail Messages.The SEARCH RESULTS showed that there are 143 E-mail Messages in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account that have a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of My E-mail Messages. ...However,I KNOW this is NOT CORRECT because QUITE A FEW of the E-mail Messages that ended up in the E-mail SEARCH RESULTS were E-mail Messages I DIDN'T SEND.[ONCE AGAIN: The FastMail.FM E-mail Account WEBMASTER Told me I ended up with THESE RESULTS because the SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in My FastMail.FM E-mail Account SEARCHES through "RAW" HTML CODE < INSTEAD OF "simply" creating a "SCRATCH" FILE to SEARCH the "PLAIN" TEXT of an E-mail Message > .]})

    ...SURELY,there IS a way to MAKE THIS WORK,isn't there ? After all,when a person "COMPOSES" an E-mail Message,an E-mail Account will QUICKLY and "AUTOMATICALLY" STRIP an E-mail Message of ANY FORMATTING and HTML CODING when a person "CLICKS ON" the PLAIN TEXT "Button" or "Link",right ?!!! ...Consequently,it couldn't be that difficult to have an E-mail Account COPY the PLAIN TEXT to a "SCRATCH" FILE or an "INDEX" FILE and then do a SEARCH on the PLAIN TEXT of an E-mail Message,right ????

    ...I'd GREATLY APPRECIATE ANY ASSISTANCE anyone can provide. (If possible,PLEASE PROVIDE REFERENCES to ANY "RESOURCES"/REFERENCE MATERIAL,okay ??) ...Thank you.

    NOTE#1: FastMail.FM has SUPPOSEDLY FIXED the PROBLEM with the SPELL CHECK(er). ...I do NOT KNOW if the SPELL CHECK(er) has ACTUALLY BEEN FIXED,though,because,since I discovered that there was a PROBLEM with the SPELL CHECK(er),I've been using My GOOGLE DOCS Account to TYPE and to SPELL CHECK the E-mail Messages I want to SEND through My FastMail.FM E-mail Account.

    ...However...this,"of course",STILL does NOT CHANGE the "fact" that I need to be able to SEARCH through My FastMail.FM E-mail Messages in order to FIND the E-mail Messages that have the "CORRUPTED" Website "Links" in them.

    NOTE#2: What I'm REALLY LOOKING FOR is "TECHNICAL" INFORMATION I can SEND to the FastMail.FM WEBMASTER in order to TRY to "CONVINCE" the FastMail.FM WEBMASTER that the SEARCH E-MAIL "FEATURE" in FastMail.FM CAN be CHANGED so that it WILL FIND a DOUBLE QUOTES SYMBOL Followed By a GREATER THAN SYMBOL Within the "BODY" / TEXT of an E-mail Message (AND ANY OTHER TEXT a person MIGHT WANT or NEED TO FIND,right ??!!).

    ONCE AGAIN: This can NOT be that DIFFICULT,right ??? ...After all,when a person "COMPOSES" an E-mail Message,an E-mail Account will QUICKLY and "AUTOMATICALLY" STRIP an E-mail Message of ANY FORMATTING and HTML CODING when a person "CLICKS ON" the PLAIN TEXT "Button" or "Link",right ?!!!

    (ADDITIONAL NOTE: Although it is NOT REALLY what I'm looking for,any information about FREE ONLINE "SOFTWARE" that can QUICKLY and EASILY SEARCH HTML E-mail Messages MIGHT be helpful. ..."Alternatively",information about FREE ONLINE "SOFTWARE" that can QUICKLY and EASILY CONVERT HTML E-mail Messages to PLAIN TEXT FORMAT {WHILE,"of course",LEAVING My "ORIGINAL" HTML E-mail Messages UNALTERED !!!} ...AND...that can THEN SEARCH through the PLAIN TEXT MIGHT be helpful.

    ...I do NOT have the MONEY to PAY for any "SOFTWARE"/"PROGRAMS",etc.This is WHY the "SOFTWARE"/"PROGRAMS",etc.,would HAVE TO BE FREE.

    ...I get My INTERNET ACCESS "PUBLIC COMPUTERS" from a LOCAL PUBLIC LIBRARY. Therefore,I can NOT INSTALL ANY SOFTWARE.)
     
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