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Solved: Out Look Express 5.50.4807.1700

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Money Pit, Feb 1, 2003.

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  1. Money Pit

    Money Pit Thread Starter

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    Does anyone know why the > (Greater Than) arrows appear in received emails? I'm SURE the sender doesn't type them in. Also I'd like to know an EASY way to get rid of them in a 'received' email. Sometimes I like to print emails and those >'s are a 'pain'. :) Thanks Dave.
     
  2. Davey7549

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    There are some E-Mail clients that add the Greater than charatures automatically upon send. They are a pain as you have found out.

    I use this little freeware program to rid myself of them before forwarding or printing.

    Click here for Stripmail

    Hope that helps.

    Dave
     
  3. Money Pit

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    davey7549: Thanks, looks good :) I read the instructions, seems complicated. I will find out how easy it is to use as I work with it.
    BTW........... did I understand you to say these >'s are formed in the 'Senders' email? Thanks Dave.
     
  4. Davey7549

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    Actually the program Stripmail is easy to use as you will find out.

    As far as when > is added.... It is added by some E-Mail clients during the forward process.

    Dave
     
  5. Money Pit

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    davey7549: Ok I downloaded 'stripmailsfx.exe' to my desktop. I unzipped it next, but where did it go? It said it was going into my programs list, but I don't see it there? Dave.
     
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    I have never used the self-extracting version FX! I guess I would do a search-Find for Stripmail.exe

    Dave
     
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    davey: I downloaded BOTH of them. The other one wouldn't install when I double clicked it on my desktop. It just opened the help file? Guess I'm missing something here. Remember I'm STILL learning this. If this program doesn't install, how does it work? I'm LOST here....... Dave.
     
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    Send this out to all your friends that use Outlook Express(Might be on others to).

    If you want to get rid of the carets, you know those irritating >>> that are inserted on replies and forwards, you can do it easily by following these simple steps:

    1. Click the Tools menu, Options
    2. Click the Send tab
    3. You'll see an area called "Mail sending format". Under that category,
    click the Plain Text Settings and then the HTML setting and deselect the checkbox for indenting messages on reply.
     
  9. Money Pit

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    Thanks Deke: That will stop MY computer from sending 'carets' ? Right? Dave. :)
     
  10. Davey7549

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    Sorry had a neighbor come over asking for some help.
    If you copy the offending E-Mail open Stripmail and click the paste button up top to paste E-Mail in and then click Do-it-all which will remove >'s and copy the completed text to clipboard so it can be pasted into the forwarding E-mail.

    Dave
     
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    davey7549: THANKS. I don't have 'clipboard' installed as I never use it... but all I need to do is 'Highlight' the revised text and paste it directly to where ever I want it. works GREAT!! Thanks for the help, guys :) Dave.
     
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    Follow up Question: I now have my computer set to stop sending 'carets' and I have a program to delete them from email I receive..BUT. What about those people using 'Hotmail" is there a way to set hotmail so it doesn't send out carets? Thanks Dave.
     
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