Microsoft Outlook by default create heavily decorated emails by using html.  These things don't work on internet mailing lists because they cause problems when searching in email archives.  Here's what you can change within Microsoft Outlook to work better with the mailing list.

Outlook 2010

  1. Click on the File tab at the top
  2. Click on option in the left frame - a dialogue box will pop up.
  3. Click on Mail in the left frame
  4. For "Compose message in this format", select plain text
  5. Scroll down to Replies and Forwards
  6. For "Replies" select prefix each line
  7. In the box underneath put in ">" as the character.

Similar procedures can be done in older outlook versions but if others can provide instructions, please put it here.

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