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red frames and cells when forwarding mail

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When i forward a mail with pictures, tables, web containt, appare many cells with red dotted frames, anchors, ... how to avoid that ? i didn't found options for that. Thank you Sorry for the English ...

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You could change 'View' > 'Message Body as' to 'Plain Text' and then forward. It would strip all formatting - the only section that would remain is the header information which you should delete anyway to preserve the anonimity of original sender.

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You see those 'red' frames etc because the email you are forwarding was contructed using tables. As the 'forwarded' email is being forwarded inline then it is now part of your new Write email, you are in effect seeing the email as it was contructed because those elements have to be included.

Some people do edit parts or insert comments into 'forwarded' or 'replied' emails and they need to understand the contructs in order to not mess up the email.

If you were to insert a table into a new write email with no pixel 0 border then you would also see a red outline of the table showing it's rows and cells. Otherwise how would you know where you were you inserting the information.

You cannot include a table and not see it.

When you save as a draft or send the email, those red boxes will not appear to the recipient.

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You could change 'View' > 'Message Body as' to 'Plain Text' and then forward. It would strip all formatting - the only section that would remain is the header information which you should delete anyway to preserve the anonimity of original sender.

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Toad-Hall said

You see those 'red' frames etc because the email you are forwarding was contructed using tables. As the 'forwarded' email is being forwarded inline then it is now part of your new Write email, you are in effect seeing the email as it was contructed because those elements have to be included. Some people do edit parts or insert comments into 'forwarded' or 'replied' emails and they need to understand the contructs in order to not mess up the email. If you were to insert a table into a new write email with no pixel 0 border then you would also see a red outline of the table showing it's rows and cells. Otherwise how would you know where you were you inserting the information. You cannot include a table and not see it. When you save as a draft or send the email, those red boxes will not appear to the recipient.

Clear Thank you for explainations ... and the information that it's not what the receiver see. Bye