General Information about the Mailing List firstname.lastname@example.org
If you are interested to learn more about 16mm scale
Narrow Gauge modelling, why not join the 16mmngm mailing list? This is a group of 16mm NG
enthusiasts who share their experiences and knowledge of the hobby by e-mail.
When you have joined you will automatically receive
postings from the group
Using Plain Text
the alternative to plain text (HTML or styled text) is not only more obtrusive in its advertising but actively seeks connection with the web to complete its message and this is extremely irritating for group members who retrieve messages with the intention of reading them off-line. Every message from 16mmngm causes their system to attempt a re-connection to the Internet, which has to be cancelled, usually several times, per message.
Advertising has to be accepted since we pay nothing for the facilities we use but it is far less obtrusive when plain text is used by us and, more importantly, it is then passive.
When the day arrives that the vast majority of us have permanent connections to the Internet, this may no longer be an issue but this is how it is at present.
Users of MS Outlook Express can easily set it to send plain text as can those using Eudora, another popular e-mail client. This is more difficult for people using AOL (America OnLine).
Instructions for sending in plain text with these mailers* are given below.
(* The information given is compiled from actual running systems and so is to be taken as examples only. Mailers and Operating Systems vary according to release and so you may not be able to set plain text exactly as indicated below.)
AOL (Thanks go to Eddie Bellass for supplying the text and graphics of
First of all, go to AOL's 'Customise' box at the top of the screen, as shown in Fig-1, below. Then select the Font, Text & Graphics settings as shown in Fig-2. You only need to do these once, which AOL will remember.
The next three stages need to be done for every message which you send Compose your message, then follow the illustrations below in the order shown. Your message should go out in Plain Text, but only if you omit all web site or e-mail addresses from you message. These usually appear underlined, in blue, so just refer to them by a name rather than the full URL which more than likely will convert everything to HTML, styled text, accompanied by flashing adverts.
If you do not already have an Anti-Virus Scanner. Install one before joining the list. A perfectly adequate free one, used by many list subscribers, can be downloaded from AVG Anti Virus
Don't let all this put you off. It hardly ever happens but forewarned is forearmed!