[CT Birds] Posting from Yahoo
rmharvey at snet.net
Tue Apr 21 12:02:15 EDT 2015
This is meant for those using Yahoo (or AT&T/Yahoo) for email, but for all I know in some way it might turn out to apply to others.
Yahoo email's window where we compose messages gained a new "feature" recently. When I paste a URL link into a message instead of just showing the text of the link a whole box appears with a picture of the web page. If I leave that box there the link will be lost when CTBirds strips the message down to plain text. I believe that is what happened to Frank Mantlik's message a few minutes ago.
There are two ways to prevent that. One is that the box has an X in the corning; click on the X and the box is removed, leaving just the link. The second alternative I see is down at the bottom (on my AT&T version of Yahoo mail at least) where there are a row of symbols related to formatting the email. Toward the right-hand end there is a button marked "<<". Clicking that switches the message to Plain Text, which is all CTBirds accepts. It also removes all those symbols relating to text formatting. It does leave the reverse symbol ">>" which brings back the formatting tools.
I hope that helps someone.
Beacon Falls, CT
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