FORWARDING AN EMAIL
All EMail programs have the option of "Forwarding" an EMail
you've received from someone else on to YOUR list of friends/family.
This is fine ... this works ... and means you can send that cute joke or
valuable information on to another group of people without you having to
do a great deal of retyping.
HOWEVER ... it's important
that you DO TAKE A FEW MINUTES and AT LEAST remove all the EMail
addresses that also get 'forwarded' after 'forwarded' after 'forwarded'.
Eudora forwarding button
Netscape forwarding button
Outlook Express forwarding button
You've received an EMail you want to forward to your friends. Open
the EMail, then click the forward button (see above), select EVERYTHING
from the top of the original EMail (all those exposed EMail addresses) down to where the "joke" begins.
Then click the "delete" key on your keyboard. That's it.
Simple process and you've protected all those visible EMail addresses.
GO ONE STEP FURTHER
Clean off all those
irritating forwarding marks. e.g.>>>>>>>>>>>> You know the ones I mean.
To do this, after you have deleted all the visible EMail addresses in
the forwarding EMail, select the whole "joke", copy, then paste into
CLEANER. Cleaner is a handy little free utility that will 'clean'
off those >>>>>>>>>'s and remove all the incorrect line breaks
from an EMail. If you don't have CLEANER, follow the DOWNLOAD
instructions below and install it on your computer.
Click to download
DOWNLOAD CLEANER (see instructions below)
When you click the "DOWNLOAD CLEANER" link above, a Window will open called
File Download. Click the
Another Window will open called Save As.
Drop down the menu at the top and drag your cursor down to Desktop so the
word "Desktop" appears in the location
window (as above). Click the Save
The "Download Window" will open and you can watch the progress as the file
saves onto your desktop.
HOW TO CLEAN USING CLEANER.EXE
Look for the the Cleaner.exe file on your desktop. It will look like the
above graphic. (Your desktop window may be a different colour from my
'dark blue').. Double click the
cleaner.exe to open it. Select and copy all the messy
text out of the original EMail you received and paste it into the Cleaner
window. (see graphic below)
Once the text is pasted into the Cleaner Window, click the
Clean Button. All the >>>>>'s and
improper line breaks will disappear.
Left click on Edit, and go down to
Copy All to select all the cleaned text
and to have it copied on to your clipboard.
Go back to your EMail and place your cursor into the message area of the
EMail, go to Edit on the menu and down
Your friends are going to love you!!
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