|Turn HTML off.
Not everybody's email software can handle HTML, but plain-text is suitable for everybody.
Also make sure that line breaks are set (preferrably at around 70-75 characters)
and that a quote character (>) is being used (more information further down on this page).
|Don't quote entire messages.
When replying, remove excessive quoting, and write your comments in between the quoted text as this makes it easier for people to read (as opposed to quoting the entire message and writing your reply at the top of it all).
|Remove signatures, fronters and footers when
As with excessive quoting, signatures, fronters and footers (i.e. information at the bottom and top of each message regarding the mailing list) should be removed when replying to a message.
|Don't post attachements to the list.
It's a much better idea to announce it to the list, then whoever's interested can contact you and get it mailed only to them.
You can also contact the list-owner if you want something uploaded to the Notator website.
|Stick to the subject of the list.
Though it's sometimes hard to distinguish between what is topic and "off-topic", please keep in mind that this list is intended for discussing issues surrounding Notator SL.
|Don't post private messages to the list.
Once in a while someone might post a "for sale" message (Notator hardware/software).
Make sure you reply directly to this person and not to the list. The rest of us have no interest in these discussions.
|Spam is not tolerated!
Anyone posting unsolicited advertisements, "get rich quickly" schemes, chain-letters and other nuisances of the same sort will be removed from the list immediately and reported to the proper authorities.
Use the instructions below as guides, noting that different versions
may have minor differences in the setup procedures.
Even if your program isn't mentioned below you should check to see if at least HTML is switched off and line breaks are inserted at 72 characters per line. In some cases the quote character (>) may also be missing.
|Microsoft Outlook/Outlook Express
Outlook (part of the Microsoft Office package) and Outlook
Express (part of Windows/Internet Explorer) have several default
settings which have to be corrected.
Turning off HTML:
Some useful links:
Netscape's Communicator has built in email/news capabilities. You should check to see if HTML is switched off and line-breaks are inserted.
Turning off HTML/setting line-breaks:
Some useful links...
|AOL (America Online)
As of version 6.0 of AOL's software it's no longer possible to switch off HTML for some strange reason.
There are however a few ways you can get past this:
Some useful links:
|Other programs/general information
Have a look at the following links for information on other email programs and general 'netiquette':
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