donít know about you but I get lots of jokes via e-mail. Usually they have
been forwarded so often that each line of the joke is preceded by numerous
angle brackets <<<<<. Youíve all seen them.
I have laboriously removed the offending brackets one line at a time
before sending the more funny ones to others. Then I read of a freeware
program that automatically removes these brackets in Bob Clickís Deals
I went to the URL mentioned in the Deals column, downloaded it (itís
only 265KB) and now the StripMail icon is a permanent part of my desktop.
The first time I opened the program, I was confused about what to do ó
until I read the instructions that appear on the StripMail screen. Essentially,
you first copy the joke with brackets to your clipboard. Then you open
StripMail and click the Paste button at the top of the screen which replaces
the instructions with the joke and brackets from your clipboard.
Here, step by step is how easy it is to remove the brackets. When you
receive an e-mail with brackets:
||Right click on the message text and select "Select All" item from menu.
Right click again and select "Copy" menu item. This will place entire text
of the message on clipboard.
||Open StripMail and click the Paste button at the top of the screen.
The joke/brackets from your clipboard replaces the instruction verbiage
that previously was on the StripMail screen.
||Click the Strip button at the top of the screen and the brackets disappear
||Click the Copy button and the verbiage sans brackets is copied to your
clipboard ready to be pasted into a new message of your e-mail client.
Click "Paragraph" button to reformat each part of text separated by
blank lines into paragraphs.
But to save time, click the "Do It All" button. It will strip brackets,
paragraph reformat (remove line breaks), and copy text back to clipboard
all at once. StripMail will minimize to the bottom of your screen leaving
your e-mail editor on top. You will only need to paste the cleaned text
back to the editor.
To get your freeware copy of StripMail, go to DataSoft