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This is a bit off topic but I would just like to clarify the discussion on
special characters:
YOU SHOULD NOT USE SPECIAL CHARACTERS IN EMAIL MESSAGES!

The reason is that mail is transferred using  Simple Mail Transfer Protocol
(SMTP). SMTP assumes that each of the characters in the mail message is
defined by 7 bits, and is therefore limited to a total of 128
(2x2x2x2x2x2x2) characters, this is the US-ASCII character set and does not
contain the pound sign, accented letters etc.

If SMTP encounters one of these characters, it converts it to a character
string such  as "=E9"

There are standards to get around this limitation such as MIME
(Multi-purpose Internet Mail Extension)  encoding. This uses 8 bits and
allows 256 characters - so can include all the accented characters, pound
sign etc.

BUT - sender and receiver must have MIME compliant mail programs that are
set up correctly. The worst case is that the reader will not see any of the
message. Also the reader must have the correct character set on their
terminal.

Unless  you want to confuse or exclude people from your messages don't use
special characters in your message.

Mark

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Mark Bell
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