Re: Re stopping HTML codes on the Listserv

Gary Handman (
Fri, 8 Nov 2002 13:36:02 -0800 (PST)

You're a champ, Peter!



At 12:58 PM 11/8/2002 -0800, you wrote:
> > > With some digging, I understand that it is possible to
> > >stop Microsoft products from making all messages multi-part. That
> > >is about the only thing that will help, apart from changing list
> > >server software.
>The secret to not having HTML codes on the listserv is to send messages
>to the listserv in Plain Text.
>To save people 'some digging': In Outlook at any time before clicking
>Send, just click on Format and then click Plain Text.
>Of course the hard part with above approach is that every sender with
>Outlook set to normally send HTML format, has to remember for every
>Videolib message they send, to set format to Plain text.
>With a few more clicks this can be solved. Outlook can be set to send
>all messages to Videolib in plain text. Here's how (from Outlook 2002):
> - add Videolib to your contact list by right clicking on 'videolib' in
> from box of a past message and clicking on "add to contacts"
> - That automatically opens "create contact screen" with videolib's
>e-mail filled in
> - Right click on the videolib e-mail address (i.e. to the right of the
>E-mail label)
> - click on Properties
> - Click the down arrow to the right of 'Internet Format" label and
>choose "Send Plain Text Only"
> - Then click usual OK's and "Save & Exit"
>Hopefully though some future version of the Listserv software will be
>smart enough to only forward on the plain text version of all messages.
>Regards .. Peter
>Peter Mason Medianet/Dymaxion Research Ltd
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Gary Handman
Media Resources Center
Moffitt Library
UC Berkeley