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Tovarish
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:16:01 AM
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Does anyone know how I get rid of these little 'greater than' signs?.
Usually with much read e-mails.
AnthA1G
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:39:38 AM

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I don't know what you're talking about.. Hmm, more details?Think
kisholoy mukherjee
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:41:03 AM
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I believe those are HTML tags. <>
Tovarish
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:45:52 AM
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When you get an e-mail that has been sent many times, on the left hand side there are >>>>>>>>>>>> in a vertical line.
I once received an e-mail saying how to delete them and I have forgotten.I clean up e-mails before I forward them.
srirr
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 6:09:20 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
When you get an e-mail that has been sent many times, on the left hand side there are >>>>>>>>>>>> in a vertical line.
I once received an e-mail saying how to delete them and I have forgotten.I clean up e-mails before I forward them.



I know what you are referring to. Its one or two > signs at the beginning of each line, when you forward a forwarded-forwarded message. It looks like,

> I know it
> looks awkward, but
> it is how it looks and
> you have to face it.

It happens when the email is forwarded multiple times and it crosses different types of servers across the network. Some servers just let it pass through, some add some tags to it, some add these characters to signify that it is a forwarded message. The difference in email settings (HTML type, Rich Text type, Plain Text type, etc) contributes to this phenomenon.

You may also notice one or more vertical sidebars at the extreme left side of the email message, when the email is forwarded multiple times.

I have no remedy for this. I, too, find this annoying.
Tovarish
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 6:18:03 AM
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Thank you Srirr, I thaught they were, Less than, & Greater than, signs.
Just have to put up with them?
Raparee
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 7:45:46 AM

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Tovarish wrote:
Thank you Srirr, I thaught they were, Less than, & Greater than, signs.
Just have to put up with them?

Pretty much, as far as I know. If you want a quicker clean-up, try copying the email into a word processor and then find/replace the signs. Just be careful that depending on where they show up, you may want to find/replace "> " or "> " (with extra spaces) or remove just the ">" and replace it with a space.

I hate that crap too, but then again, I also remove the chain part of chain emails if I like the rest of it. :)
uncoverer
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:07:46 PM
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HTML tags are used in webpages not in emails.
"A little learning can be a dangerous thing."
Luftmarque
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 12:28:29 PM

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Your email reader may have settings for;
1. Whether or not to include quoted text at all in a response.
2. Whether to mark quoted text with any leading character(s).
3. Which character(s) to mark with.
Vickster
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 2:07:47 PM
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I'm not if your talking about the same thing...but when it's forwarded (is that a word??) so many times those symbols >>>>> come up...and hate them... so I usually cut and paste it to another page deleting the >>> and forward that email to whoever I want to send it too... Does that make sense??? (it did in my mind..lol)
kisholoy mukherjee
Posted: Friday, May 28, 2010 5:56:24 PM
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uncoverer wrote:
HTML tags are used in webpages not in emails. "A little learning can be a dangerous thing."


No, you are wrong!
Yes, they are used in emails also. You can create an email link using HTML tags. Check this out. http://www.quackit.com/html/codes/html_email_code.cfm
Indeed, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.
rahul
Posted: Thursday, July 1, 2010 7:45:19 PM
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Yes, they are used in emails also. You can create an email link using HTML tags. Check this out. http://www.quackit.com/html/codes/html_email_code.cfm
Indeed, a little knowledge is a dangerous thing.

OMG you don't even know the difference between an email and a html hyperlink.

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