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RE: !!Please Read - Oracle-L is moving!!

From: QuijadaReina, Julio C <>
Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 07:14:30 -0800
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I like the fine message provided when you right click on “Extra line break in this message were removed. To restore, click here”…..that is “No help topic is associated with this item” oh great….


Julio Cesar Quijada-Reina

Programmer Analyst

Computer Services at Alfred State College


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Kevin Toepke
Friday, January 23, 2004 9:30 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject: RE: !!Please Read - Oracle-L is moving!!


Its easy to disable this "feature":

    Navigate to the Tools->Options menu

        Click the "Email Options" Button

            Uncheck the "Remove extra line breaks in plain text messages" checkbox

        Click Okay about 30 times and your're done!



-----Original Message-----
From: Lord David []
Friday, January 23, 2004 9:14 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject: RE: !!Please Read - Oracle-L is moving!!



The line breaks get removed from *incoming* mail, so I don't think it matters what your default new mail format is.  I think its a new 'feature' in Outlook 2003 - I found this quote in the 'Whats new in Microsoft Office' in online help: -

Extra line breaks automatically removed in messages   Sometimes plain text messages that travel over the Internet acquire extra line breaks that make the message difficult to read. Outlook automatically removes the extra line breaks so it's easier to read the message.


David Lord
Senior DBA
Iron Mountain (UK) Ltd

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-----Original Message-----
From: Thater, William []
Sent: 23 January 2004 13:24
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject: RE: !!Please Read - Oracle-L is moving!!


-----Original Message-----
From: Lord David []
Sent: Friday, January 23, 2004 3:14 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L
Subject: RE: !!Please Read - Oracle-L is moving!!



Its something to do with outlook removing line breaks and thereby mangling the formatting of the command.  In my Outlook, there is a message in the header of the mail saying something like 'Extra line breaks in this message were removed.  To restore click here.'  When I did click there and replied the subscription went through okay. 


What on earth lookout is doing removing line breaks I'm not sure.  How does it decide which line breaks to remove?  I couldn't find any way of stopping it doing this. 


well, it looks to me as if you're using HTML and/or Word for your email, and Outlook in it's infinite wisdom replaces line brakes with <BR> or whatever the hell Word uses.  as to stopping it, i have no idea.


Bill "Shrek" Thater     ORACLE DBA      

"I'm going to work my ticket if I can..." -- Gilwell song



Yes, we have to divide up our time like that, between our politics and our equations. But to me our equations are far more important, for politics are only a matter of present concern. A mathematical equation stands forever. - Albert Einstein


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