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    Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    I've got Outlook 98 at work (still! - but we are getting 2003 soon) and Outlook 2003 at home. If I forward emails from work to home, they arrive with the original text indented with the dreadful > symbol at the start of each line. Outlook at work is not set to do this - the email in my sent items doesn't look like that, and if I forward or reply to an email internally, it doesn't do that. Also my home Outlook doesn't do it either - if I forward an email from home to work , it arrives without any > symbols. Could this be something that our work email system adds to the message when it forwards it out of our internal mail into the wider world? I can't see any way of preventing it that I have control over. Or is there?

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    Ian, it's probably done by a non-Exchange server somewhere along the message route. You could try stripmail, or see if there's something on http://www.slipstick.com. that integrates into both versions of Outlook. Also search this Forum, there may have been some earlier discussions on this.
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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    If it's done somewhere along the route then there is not a great deal I can do about it. I have limited rights as to what I can do at the work end, but I wanted to know if there was anything causing it in the Outlook set-up at either end. I'll check out Slipstick - I really should have thought of them!

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    What is the sequence of steps you use to forward the message? For example, are you forwarding "in line" or "as an attachment"? Forwarding as an attachment might be causing it, in the sense that an intermediate server might be rewriting the attched forwards to be "in line."

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    If I forward it in line I get the >. If I send it as an attachment I don't.

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    You could try forwarding a message to me at jscher@carrferrell.com and see whether it happens in that case. (Just to try to figure out which server/ISP is the issue...)

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    I suspect that I don't have a work email I could send you without breaching my employer's rules on email use. (I work for the government.)

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

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    Re: Don't want > symbols (98 and 2003)

    It's not just the content - it's also that they're quite strict about who we email and for what purpose. Maybe it would be OK, and maybe not! Don't worry.

    Ian

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