Hi You knowledgeable people, you!
I run a YahooGroups mail list, in which I ask everyone to post in plain
text, not HTML. I have one subscriber who has been causing problems.
The posts (top-posted replies) to the list were in HTML. When viewing in
Outlook, all trace of carriage returns had vanished and the messages were
virtually unreadable (Rather like many of Brian Binder's posts here back in
November 2002). These same posts look fine when viewed through the
I have been having private correspondence to sort this out. The latest
message, has come through as Plain Text (according to the Outlook title bar,
but with "Unicode (UTF-8)" added). The body of the message looks just like
an HTML message. It appears, in Outlook in my default HTML font, not my
plain text font.
I can't tell what program is being used to generate the mail. There is no
"X-Mailer:" line in the headers. The poster works in a government sponsored
agency, and the headers do indicate that mail passes through an Exchange
server. I have directed the poster to the normally excellent
page, but this doesn't seem to help with
As some will know, I'm UK based, and I can tolerate the messages to which I
reply in this list generating a "(Plain Text) US-ASCII" comment in the title
bar, but I'm not happy with "Unicode" doing what it does in Outlook.
Because of the posters name, I guess that it is possible that they work on a
machine which is also used for non-Latin languages.
I fear some will tell me to change my e-mail client. However, this is not
very practical in this case, as this a list for those who work in
environments where MS products are forced upon them.
Any help or comments would be welcome!