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    How do you eliminate blue vertical lines in forwarded emails with pictures or attachments? I'm using Yahoo and Hotmail at work we use Microsoft Outlook.

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    Are you asking about messages you forward or forwarded messages you receive?

    What version of Outlook?

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    I'm talking about forwarded messages I receive. Microsoft outlook 2003 is what we have

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    There is no easy way to do that. The lines are already in the email when you receive it. See [Resolved] How do I remove 'forward lines' from a forwarded email?, Solved: Annoying Blue Lines - Tech Support Guy Forums, & Mr. Ed's E-Mail Bracket Stripper v3.0 for possible help.

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    A crude way is to save the message in plain text. Edit | Edit Message | Format | Plain Text | Yes. You will lose all HTML formatting.

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    Quote Originally Posted by buckshot View Post
    How do you eliminate blue vertical lines in forwarded emails with pictures or attachments? I'm using Yahoo and Hotmail at work we use Microsoft Outlook.
    You could try this Outlook macro. I only found one such message, so I've used the exact code from that message. If yours doesn't match in color or border thickness, then nothing will happen.

    Code:
    Sub StripBlueForwardBorders()
    ' Remove the blue BORDER-LEFT from the message
    ' Not fault tolerant, do not run without HTML message open and active
    If Inspectors.Count = 0 Then
        MsgBox "Please open an HTML-format message before running this macro!", _
            vbExclamation + vbOKOnly
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If ActiveInspector.EditorType <> olEditorHTML Then
        MsgBox "This macro is for HTML-format messages only, sorry!", _
            vbExclamation + vbOKOnly
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If MsgBox("Remove blue left margins from this message?", _
            vbQuestion + vbYesNo) = vbNo Then Exit Sub
    Dim msg As MailItem
    Set msg = ActiveInspector.CurrentItem
    msg.HTMLBody = Replace(msg.HTMLBody, "BORDER-LEFT: rgb(16,16,255) 2px solid", vbNullString, , , vbTextCompare)
    Set msg = Nothing
    End Sub
    Note that this was developed for Outlook's built-in HTML editor, not for Word (which some people use as their mail editor).

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