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From: bob gillis <>
Subject: Re: [LO] email software madness - technical explanation
Date: Sat, 10 Jan 2009 17:10:38 -0500
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Diana Gale Matthiesen wrote:
> Unless there is something new on the market, AFAIK, all mailserver
> software requires using plain text, so just moving wouldn't solve
> anything, unless you moved to something web-based, like YahooGroups.
As someone else has said some mailserver software packages allow either
plain text or html.
> For my part, I don't want to put up with the advertising.
I belong to 34 yahoo groups and I never see any advertising that I can
identify as coming though or as a result of my belonging to any of the
> Being a senior citizen myself, I take a bit of umbrage at the idea
> that we can't be taught to do something as simple as changing the
> format of an email message. What is needed is someone with the
> patience to explain what needs to be done and why. IMO.
I agree with Diana on that.
> But I do agree that "pounded into subscribers head," was not an
> appropriate way to say it. The word is "reminded," "reminded,"
From: Michael Carroll wrote:
>> My list members are senior citizens with limited computer skills.
>> Their email clients all use RTF/HTML by default. Their interest is
>> genealogy, not computers. I will not be pounding anything into
>> their heads. If the RootsWeb conversion to Plain Text causes us
>> serious problems, I'll move our list elsewhere.
If they cannot understand how or cannot be told how to set their email
program to send out plain text messages to rootsweb.com, then how will
they get anything or be expected to use Legacy Family Tree. or some of
the data bases etc mentioned in you list archives.
Mike, I think you underestimate the members of the Sun City Vistoso
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