> Use Plain text to compose your email to prevent the emoticons.
?? Cripes !!
Until I read the solution to this question I used to CONVERT my very nicley
fomatted eMail into PLAIN TEXT just to get rid of this PITA.
When done - I'd then CONVERT it back to RTF format - -
- BUT if your eMail contains any other formatting then you have to redo
that (B Italics etc) that's expected, BUT BUT
Just try doing that with bulleted lists.
I guarantee that it wont work. - You won't be able to add Bulleted lists to
a selection of your text.
IMHO this suggestions smells of DOO DOO and smacks of a MS cop out
Sledgehammers and Nuts are Us
> If composing in Html and including an emoticon, the recipient's configuration is responsible for viewing the emoticon
> (ie. if viewing in plain text they will not see your included emoticons; nor will the emoticon be present in their reply)
> ms-mvp mail
> "hiveman" <hiveman@xxxxxx> wrote in message news:EB3CC78E-9C03-442B-9620-B19E2C19C752@xxxxxx
> > 2009 and this still hasn't been made user friendly - come on Microsoft, how
> > hard is it to add an option to the "Compose" options for turning off
> > automatic emoticons and letting me use the drop down if I really want them?
> > It's embarrassing to get reply emails where the emoticon has been converted
> > to the text "smiley emoticon", or whatever, and realize just how ugly my
> > email looked to the receiver.
> > "Baffin" wrote:
> >> > you thinking app wide, or per note?
> >> Myself, I'd suppress them app-wide, because I find the appearance of the WLM
> >> emoticons to be too eye-catching -- I'd prefer if they blended in better with
> >> the text. They are like spice for food: too much ruins the dish. (Maybe
> >> they should be black-and-white, and smalle, or maybe ... text characters.)
> >> But then I'm not a sub-teenager, and I realize WLM has to be designed for
> >> everyone. Options are the usual solution, but options are costly and can get
> >> out of hand.
> >> Though it'd probably annoy a new user in the 'pre-commit' stage, ctrl-z
> >> works for me as a committed user, now that I know about it (maybe the
> >> emoticon substitution, when it operates, should pop open a info box saying
> >> 'use ctl-z if you don't want this substitution' with 'select here to suppress
> >> this message' to inform users).
> >> I imagine UI designers at MS can figure something out.