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Jane Bergen <janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com> writes:
> Julie wrote:
> > The best way I've found for adding a signature block to the end of
> > messages, (using MS Exchange) is:
> > 1) Create a .txt file in WordPad (Small print preferabbly)
> > including your information.
> > 2) From Exchange's main menu go to Insert, then File and choose your
> > text file and insert it into your message.
> This works fine for a few messages but if you send several messages
> it could really slow you down. I came across a shareware program
> called "Internet Idioms for Microsoft Exchange" that has a utility
> for doing this and several other Exchange things. You can find the
> file at this URL:
> If you are looking for the file elsewhere and need its "real" file
> name, I believe it's inetxidm.zip.
> Jane Bergen
> Jane Bergen, Technical Writer
> janeb -at- answersoft -dot- com or janeb -at- airmail -dot- net
> "The difference between the right word and the
> almost right word is the difference between lightning
> and the lightning bug" (Mark Twain)
Two points on this:
1) If you're serious about using email, don't use MS Exchange unless you're in
a mixed MSMail/internet mail environment *and* want (or need) to receive faxes
with the same program as your email. It is horribly slow and cumbersome for
simple internet email, and also contains some bugs. I have the impression that
MS rushed it out without adequate testing.
There are plenty of excellent, freeware, mail clients out there that are more
feature-laden, and much faster, than Exchange. Pegasus Mail, Eudora Lite, and
Email Connection spring to mind.
I use exchange for faxes only, and my life's been much better since I did so.
They also support standard internet mail-type things like signatures,
filtering, etc. natively (i.e. without having to bolt bits on) and *do not*
cause havoc among mailing lists by trying at every opportunity to send RTF
attachments, which 99% of the internet community can't use.
2) The relationship between this and Technical Writing seems at the very least
tenuous. The WIN95-L list would be a better place for such discussions (there,
mail clients are almost as much of a holy war as web browsers)
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