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RE: [APD] Re: Replying to posts
In Outlook, you can also turn off the feature that includes the prior
message(s) and which results in quotes of quotes, etc. On the main
Outlook toolbar, go to Tools - Options - Preferences. Under the first
heading, E-mail, click on E-mail Options. Halfway down the page, you'll
see a heading called "On Replies and Forwards". Under "When replying to
a message", there is a dropdown list which will allow you to select "Do
not include original message".
In Outlook Express, click on Tools - Options - Send. Under the Send tab,
you have the option of deselecting "Include message in reply".
Or, as you say, you can simply delete the unwanted data which results in
a one or two line response covering 4-5 pages+. However, IMO, I think
it often important to at least include the sender's comments to which
you are replying, just for the sake of continuity or understanding if
you're just coming into the middle of a thread.
I further think that what you refer to comes under the category of good
common sense or just plain courtesy....
From: aquatic-plants-bounces+rtcrosby=charter_net at actwin.com
[mailto:aquatic-plants-bounces+rtcrosby=charter_net at actwin.com] On
Behalf Of Bill D
Sent: Wednesday, August 18, 2004 5:46 AM
To: aquatic-plants at actwin_com
Subject: [APD] Re: Replying to posts
The last two thirds of issue 38 was composed of quotes of quotes of
quotes from prior issues, going down five levels.
One cause of this problem is the fact that Microsoft Outlook Exchange
automatically includes the content of the message to which a response is
being made. This can have a snowballing effect.
To prevent this, simply deleted the unwanted data from your email
response before you send it.
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