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From: "Keith Elmo Eldridge" <>
Subject: Re: [Ess] Message formats. was Essex Record Office notes
Date: Thu, 2 Jul 2009 20:54:33 +0100
Sally-Ann Jay <> wrote:
> I have twice pasted my notes into the body of an email and
> sent it through
> to the List and each time it hasn't appeared, so I presume there is
> something in them which the mechanism doesn't like
The mailing list doesn't transmit HTML messages, so please send messages in
Plain Text. HTML formatting increases the size of a message many times.
Often, as in Sally-Ann's case, making the message too large, so it bounces
to the Listowner. The Plain Text version sent by Mike Fry was much smaller.
The List Server (the computer that runs the mailing list) will attempt to
convert to a more readable format, but this isn't always possible.
Subscribers might like to look at <
http://helpdesk.rootsweb.com/listadmins/plaintext.html > for methods to
switch their e-mail system to Plain Text.
The mailing list also prefers ASCII characters. Non ASCII characters like
accented letters, wide dashes, the pound symbol and "smart quotes" should be
avoided as they can end up being displayed as one or more other character.
A couple of example from Sally's message: "9am a?" 5pm" the three characters
in the middle were originally a wide dash (those three characters are also
not ASCII characters and will look not look the same to everyone - the first
looks like a lowercase a with a circumflex accent.) "youa?Tll" the three
characters in the middle were originally a "smart" (sic) single quote.
If you require any further information please e-mail me at this address.
--Keith Elmo ELDRIDGE
--Buxworth, Derbyshire, England.
--List Administrator of the Essex-UK mailing list
, so I will
> continue to
> forward them to individuals who ask for them - just about to
> do a batch now.
> Any problems, please contact the List Admin:
> To unsubscribe from the list, please send an email to
> with the word 'unsubscribe'
> without the quotes in the subject and the body of the message
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