Sending Messages - Choose a default message format:
On the Tools menu, click Options
Click the Mail Format tab
In the "Send in this message format list", click the format you want. In this case select "Plain Text".
Responding to Messages
By default, when you respond to a message in Microsoft Outlook, your
reply is formatted the same way as the original message. For example, if
you reply to a message sent to you in plain text, Outlook sends the
response in plain text. However, you can change the message format of
Place the insertion point in the message body, click the
Click the name of a message format."
Notes and Comments
One thing that I believe to be the case for BOTH
Outlook 2000 AND Outlook Express 4.72 is that they will automatically
respond to an email in the format of the original email. Thus, if you are
responding to list mail which was properly sent in plain text you will
respond in plain text regardless of what your default setting is for your
outgoing email according to the instructions I sent.
Also, despite the default settings, you can change the settings for a
particular message. So you can set something else for your default as long
as you REMEMBER to change it to plain text for any list mail you originate.
I believe this will work except in the case of Outlook (like I am using now)
if you have set the default to use Microsoft Word as your email editor. You
then cannot change the format for an individual message.
Bruce E. Cobern
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