[rescue] (Offtopic) X-Message-Flag fun for Outlook users

Mike Nicewonger twmaster at twmaster.com
Sat Jul 29 09:19:07 CDT 2006

On Jul 29, 2006, at 4:52 AM, Devin L. Ganger wrote:

> A handful of the regular posters on this list have their mail clients
> set to tag each outgoing message with some charming X-Message-Flag
> headers in an attempt to convince Outlook users of the error of their
> ways. As an Outlook user who actually knows what he's doing and has  
> good
> reasons for using this program, I normally wouldn't take offense.

Use garbage software, reap the benefits of same.

> However, these flags don't just show up as nice little informational
> boxes on the message that I can look at and laugh; they also flag the
> message for followup. Since I'm attempting to actually use some of the
> nicer features of Outlook (including the Search Folders  
> functionality),
> these falsely-tagged messages are starting to become more of a  
> nuisance.

I've seen these messages in the headers of a few emails. Always gives  
me a chuckle. Hmmm.. I must look into this. I'd love to add these  
messages to my outgoing email!

> I do not want to appear like I'm getting angry at you -- I'm not. I'm
> merely hoping that I can convince you gentleman to find some other way
> of tweaking the nose of Outlook users.

Would you prefer a swat on the nose with a rolled newspaper? Until M$  
either cleans up their act or just goes away lusers need to be  
constantly reminded they need to use software that has less bugs than  
a roach hotel. Clue needs to be dispensed.

So I guess what I am trying to say is, if you can't stand the smell,  
get out of the Outhouse.

> I hope that Bill doesn't think
> that my request is out of line -- I'm not trying to play moderator or
> tell anyone what to do. I'm just simply hoping that I've been  
> enough of
> a contributor to this list in the past that folks would want to
> accommodate what I hope is a reasonable request.

I don't know about these days but there was a time not too long ago  
where the above request would have been laughed at heartily, pointed  
at accompanied by snickers, titters and jeers too. It seems that even  
here on this list (remember kids, this used to the the 'Sun Rescue'  
list) M$ crap is now even put up with.

A sad day.

Mike N

Some people are like slinkies. Not really too useful but still make  
you cackle like a madman when you push one down some stairs.

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