How do you finance/afford your computer collection?

From: Geoff Roberts <>
Date: Thu Jun 22 02:17:02 2000

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From: "Marvin" <>
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Sent: Thursday, June 22, 2000 12:30 PM
Subject: Re: How do you finance/afford your computer collection?

> ????????? The original message looks like plain text as does this
> What do you see on your end that makes you think it might be other
> plain text?

I see your msgs in a stretched font. Quite different from all the

In the headers of your msg, we see:-
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=x-user-defined

Others are:-
Content-Type: text/plain; charset=us-ascii
(From a Unix box I think)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"
(Another Outlook User)

>From one of my msgs (Outlook Express)
Content-Type: text/plain; charset="iso-8859-1"

In short, your mailer is using an oddbod charset.

If you are using Outlook or Outlook Express, have a look at
In the top toolbar when you are writing or replying to a msg.
It will be set to user-defined.
Set it to Western European (Windows) and it will revert to ISO-8859-1
seems to be straight ASCII.

BTW Allison, when you replied, your mailer switched to the same encoding
as his, mine did too, I had to
manually change the format. Grrrr. Bill Gates has a lot to answer


Geoff Roberts
Computer Systems Manager
Saint Mark's College
Port Pirie,
South Australia
ICQ: 1970476
Received on Thu Jun 22 2000 - 02:17:02 BST

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