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AFP Discussion Group HTML restrictions

Due to the emergence of viruses encoded into HTML messages, AFP blocks all HTML-formatted messages in an effort to protect our discussion lists from re-distributing these types of viruses to our members. HTML messages are also very difficult to read when archived. 

Formatting in Plain Text Format

Outlook and Outlook Express Users

If you are using Outlook or Outlook Express as your email software, please be aware that Outlook and Outlook Express format all messages to be sent in HTML format by default. The easiest way to post messages to AFP's lists when using Outlook Express, is to select "Format" from the menu bar and then click on "Plain Text". It will pop up a box asking you to confirm that you really want to change the format of the message. Confirm the message by clicking yes, and then send your message as normal. You will need to do this for each message you send to AFP's listserver.

Note: Signatures with fonts other than the default plain text fonts, or graphics, logos, etc will cause the "plain text" selection to be overridden and will force the message back into HTML format.

AOL Users

AOL v6.0 and v7.0 software does not by default allow you to send plain text messages. AOL's website provides a document titled "AOL Unofficial EMail FAQ". This FAQ can be found at the following URL:

This document has steps AOL users can take to force the use of plain text in their email. Following these steps may solve the problem of sending messages and replies to the list in HTML format.

AOL users can receive all emails from AFP's lists; however, they cannot reply to a message or post a new message to any list without first performing the steps detailed in the Email FAQ.

Eudora Pro Users

If you are using Euroda as your email client, please read the following solution file from Eudora:

Miscellaneous Information

Other email programs can be configured within the software or on the server to send messages in HTML. If you are using another email program, please consult your software's "Help" feature or documentation to learn to send your messages in plain text format.