How do I get rid of all the other e mail addresses that a message has been
sent to if, for example, I want to print it or if I want to send it on to more
friends without a page of addresses?
I see this all the time – particularly as I collect humor for the site
that’s been forwarded (and forwarded and forwarded) with long strings of email
addresses added to the top each time. Several page-down’s later I get to
finally read the message.
Dealing with that for forwarding is easy. Printing – not so much. But we
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When you forward an email message, that message becomes part of the body of
your new message. That implies that you can edit it to your heart’s content.
Just click on the text you want to change or remove … and change or remove
it. That applies equally well to the body of the message as the headers.
So not only can you remove the list of original recipients, but you can, in
fact, change the text of the message you’re forwarding.
In some cases, depending on your email program, the mail you’re forwarding
will not show up in the body of your message, but rather will show up as an
attachment. That’s typically due to mixing email formats – forwarding a “Rich
Text” formatted message as an “HTML” message. Again, depending on the mail
program, you should be able to change the format of your message, or perhaps
select an option to not make attachments of forwarded messages.
part of the body of your new message.”
Printing is more difficult because be the message cannot be edited, or if it
can, the ability to edit may not include the message headers.
Here’s what I do:
I tell my mail program to forward the message. It creates a new message with
the message I want to forward in the body.
I select-all in the body of that message (typically CTRL-A will do it), and
then hit Edit/Copy to copy the entire message text to the clipboard.
Then i fire up Microsoft Word (for rich text or HTML mails) or Notepad (for
plain text mails) and paste in the email message from the clipboard.
I edit as I see fit – removing the recipient list, perhaps.
Then I can print from within Word or Notepad exactly what I want.
It’s a little cumbersome the first couple of times, but it’s not that
terribly difficult, and gives you total control over what gets printed.