RE: Formatting Hurdles

Subject: RE: Formatting Hurdles
From: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>
To: "McLauchlan, Kevin" <Kevin -dot- McLauchlan -at- safenet-inc -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 31 Mar 2008 14:19:39 -0400

Just noticed that the post below makes me appear even dumber than I am.

I think that our servers and firewalls, in insidious collusion with
/e/v/i/l/ er.... virus checkers have begun differentiating not just
between plain text and formatted e-mail, but between html and rtf
formatted, with the former being the more suspicious and threatening.
So, some formatted mail goes out untouched, and some finds itself
getting unformatted (or separated into plain and html parts, with the
html part getting dropped).
Also (and let's see if this separate para gets jammed up against the
preceding one) Outlook is supposed to match the style of a message to
which one is replying (whether formatted or plain), but that setting
seems to be suffering its share of overriding, too. Perhaps there's a
contribution due to the high number of Blackberry users in the company
now. Maybe some server settings or order-of-servers have changed since
last year... or some new service pack has been applied.

> -----Original Message-----
> From:
techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
[mailto:techwr-l-bounces+kevin -dot- mclauchlan=safenet-inc -dot- com -at- lists -dot- techwr-
>] On Behalf Of McLauchlan, Kevin
> Sent: Monday, March 31, 2008 13:35
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: RE: Hurdles
> I think that Wanda must be suffering the same thing that I am, with
> respect to e-mail formatting.
> When I send to real people (people at my company, as well as my wife,
> other e-mail accounts, friends, etc.) the message seems to reach them
> properly formatted.
> When I send to this list, the space between paragraphs gets removed,
> I have to hit [Enter] at least twice at the end of each paragraph. It
> didn't used to be that way. Started this year, I think.
> There's an Outlook setting for that sort of thing, and I've tried it
> both ways (checked and unchecked) with no discernible difference in
> outcome. I can only suppose that there's something fishy on our
> mail server settings, or something that the Techwr-l list server is
> doing.
> This message (my part) should be a total of five grandly separated
> paragraphs.

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Hurdles: From: Wanda Phillips
Re: Hurdles: From: wanda
RE: Hurdles: From: McLauchlan, Kevin

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