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etree.org | email client config

It is important to make sure your email client isn't sending HTML-formatted email to the etree.org mailing lists. Below are instructions for configuring popluar email clients to be etree.org-friendly.

If you have step-by-step instructions for configuring an email client not listed, please send it to us so we can add it!

Outlook 98 & 2000:

  1. Click Tools > Options
  2. Click on the "Mail Format" tab
  3. "Message Format" (the drop-down box) should say "Plain Text" - If it doesn't, change it

Outlook Express:

  1. Under the "Tools" Menu choose "Options..."
  2. Click on the "Send" tab
  3. Under "Mail Sending Format" click the "Plain Text" radio button
  4. Click "OK"

Yahoo! Email:

  1. When composing an email, make sure you are in "Plain" mode (you should see the option to "Switch to Formatted Version" - don't choose this)
  2. Below the body of the message, make sure the "Plain text" radio button is selected
  3. Send your email

Eudora 5:

  1. Under the "Tools" Menu choose "Options..."
  2. Click on the "Styled Text" category
  3. Make sure "Show formatting toolbar" is unchecked
  4. Select the "Send plain text only" radio button

After checking all this, and you are still sending emails formatted with both plain-text and HTML, there have been reports of this being an issue with Microsoft Exchange Server - go to http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q222/5/08.asp for more information. Note that this is an issue that can be resolved only by you System Admin types, and Average-Joe User. ;)


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