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But Julian why was the digest I just received all in a very dark blue
background? Other times its in a vivid turquoise too.
I always use a pale green (industrial safety colour) background in my
windows set-up as its gentle on my tired old eyes, so now I wonder if that
gets through to others on the list and annoys them ? If so, very sorry.
AND RENATE
Julian also said he was going to give you a virtual slapping - is this part
2 of the axle rebuild I wonder ;o)
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - and I bet Julian will snippo me again
now :o(
 
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Jon,
No funny colours here, but occasionally when I write a reply to some one it
comes out in blue or is double spaced amazing especially since I never asked
it to.
Anthony
-----Original Message-----
From: [Email address removed] [mailto:[Email address removed]] On
Behalf Of toy80
Sent: 16 March 2005 18:52
To: [Email address removed]
Subject: [ELCO] posting format etc
But Julian why was the digest I just received all in a very dark blue
background? Other times its in a vivid turquoise too.
I always use a pale green (industrial safety colour) background in my
windows set-up as its gentle on my tired old eyes, so now I wonder if that
gets through to others on the list and annoys them ? If so, very sorry.
AND RENATE
Julian also said he was going to give you a virtual slapping - is this part
2 of the axle rebuild I wonder ;o)
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - and I bet Julian will snippo me again
now :o(
 
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Hi Jon,
I think that this is down to people using HTML format - I mail program doesn't
display html formatting so I cannot pin it down for you - sorry.
Down boy, leave her alone!
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Jon,
I think that this is down to people using HTML format - I mail program doesn't
display html formatting so I cannot pin it down for you - sorry.
Down boy, leave her alone!
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Anthony,
You wouldn't get that with text formatting ;-))
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Hi Anthony,
You wouldn't get that with text formatting ;-))
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Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian,
As far as I know I have complied with your wishes so far as sending plain
text. Can you explain the impotence of plain text in the case of ELCO
please? Also why is it important to remove most of the previous e-mail when
we may be replying to it?
How is the web site progressing and then we do not have to worry at al about
text formatting and removing text?
Anthony
 
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Morning Anthony,
If you send messages in HTML format, firstly it can triple the size of the
message being sent and also the html often gets corrupted when people reply
(hence the odd colours you have seen and also the odd colours appearing in the
daily digests.
As a result it is generally considered a no no for mailing lists.
You can see more info at http://www.expita.com/nomime.html
Again this is a bandwidth and digest issue.
Most mail packages are able to track threads/conversations so there is no need
to copy the message you are replying to because everyone will already have a
copy.
Sometimes it can get out of hand when you have two people in a thread copying
the messages they reply to resulting in the messages sizes growing
exponentially.
I have been copied into a conversation between two people who were both
copying the messages they were replying to and it wasn't long before each
message contained the a two or three line response and then copies of the
previous 10-15 messages including all the header details.
On the digest side of things, the readers don't need the copies because they
are already in the digest.
The only time it is sensible to quote parts of a message is when you are
responding to a particular part of a message to keep things in context as
below:
Slowly. I was intending to do it as part of my current commercial contract,
but the client is messing us around a bit so things are being delayed.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Morning Anthony,
If you send messages in HTML format, firstly it can triple the size of the
message being sent and also the html often gets corrupted when people reply
(hence the odd colours you have seen and also the odd colours appearing in the
daily digests.
As a result it is generally considered a no no for mailing lists.
You can see more info at http://www.expita.com/nomime.html
Again this is a bandwidth and digest issue.
Most mail packages are able to track threads/conversations so there is no need
to copy the message you are replying to because everyone will already have a
copy.
Sometimes it can get out of hand when you have two people in a thread copying
the messages they reply to resulting in the messages sizes growing
exponentially.
I have been copied into a conversation between two people who were both
copying the messages they were replying to and it wasn't long before each
message contained the a two or three line response and then copies of the
previous 10-15 messages including all the header details.
On the digest side of things, the readers don't need the copies because they
are already in the digest.
The only time it is sensible to quote parts of a message is when you are
responding to a particular part of a message to keep things in context as
below:
Slowly. I was intending to do it as part of my current commercial contract,
but the client is messing us around a bit so things are being delayed.
--
Regards,
Julian Voelcker
Mobile: 07971 540362
Cirencester, United Kingdom
1994 HDJ80, 2.5" OME Lift, ARB
 
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Julian,
Thank you for the rely, it helps when there is an explanation. I know what
you mean when catching up on threads that have been answered by a lot of
people all dragging the previous e-mails with them it can become very
frustrating trying to work out who wrote what and some times having to go
through stuff that you have read to find the new.
[Anthony Graham 1994 HDJ80 1HD - T]
 
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Jon
WEll, I don't rightly know! no one tells me anything! virtual
slapping? - hmm, I wonder, is it as good as the physical
interaction...?
Guys, also tell me whether this comes through to you as HTML or TEXT
please, in the next five minutes
Regards
Renate
But Julian why was the digest I just received all in a very dark blue
background? Other times its in a vivid turquoise too.
I always use a pale green (industrial safety colour) background in my
windows set-up as its gentle on my tired old eyes, so now I wonder if
that
gets through to others on the list and annoys them ? If so, very
sorry.
AND RENATE
Julian also said he was going to give you a virtual slapping - is this
part
2 of the axle rebuild I wonder ;o)
Cheers
Jon
'92 HZJ80 ex UN surplus in Bosnia - and I bet Julian will snippo me
again
now :o(
 
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Renate
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| Guys, also tell me whether this comes through to you as HTML or TEXT
| please, in the next five minutes
|
That came through as text.
You can usually tell just by looking, as most email programmes display
"text" emails using Courier font (like an old fashioned typewriter);
whereas HTML will usually appear in Arial, Helvetica or Times font, and
sometimes in colour.
However it does depend upon how your email programme is set up, and also
how the sender formatted the message.
Christopher Bell
 
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I know, but I'm using a work colleagues PC at the moment, not my own.
so thesettings are default, I guess, for this PC
Renate
Renate
|
| Guys, also tell me whether this comes through to you as HTML or TEXT
| please, in the next five minutes
|
That came through as text.
You can usually tell just by looking, as most email programmes display
"text" emails using Courier font (like an old fashioned typewriter);
whereas HTML will usually appear in Arial, Helvetica or Times font,
and
sometimes in colour.
However it does depend upon how your email programme is set up, and
also
how the sender formatted the message.
Christopher Bell
 
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