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    Removing this symbol from emails: <
    « on: September 30, 2018, 02:31:15 PM »
    When I receive an email with numerous address I delete them before passing the email on.  And there are times when I get emails that have numerous <<< on every line.  I used to painstakingly highlight and delete them before passing the email on, however, there has got to be a better way.  Does anyone out there know how to do it by copying and pasting the email to a Word document?  (I hope this is the right category for this question.)  Thank you

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    Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
    « Reply #1 on: September 30, 2018, 04:35:42 PM »
    I used to have a app do that but I forget what it was but you may find a solution here.
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    Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
    « Reply #2 on: September 30, 2018, 04:41:36 PM »
    are the >>>>> characters in the body of other peoples replies?
    if so, it's a setting in the originators email program and you are in fact altering their message before sending it on.

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    Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
    « Reply #3 on: September 30, 2018, 07:02:56 PM »
    Why not just copy/paste the relevant content ? ?
       
     
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      Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
      « Reply #4 on: October 01, 2018, 05:58:40 AM »
      I've tried copying & pasting to another email, and to Word, but those symbols just get copied along with the text.  For the most part they appear at the beginning of every line of text.  Sometimes there is only one < and other times there may be as many as 6 <<<<<<.  Once in a while they will crop up in the text between words.  I've always thought that they happened between one email server and a different email server that they were being sent to.  I'm sort of OCD about cleaning up emails and getting rid of addresses, etc.  I have received emails where there were no sentences, only one long vertical line of single letters.  I copy and Paste Special  to Word in "Unformat" and then highlight and set it to Left Margin.

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        Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
        « Reply #5 on: October 01, 2018, 06:03:50 AM »
        Thank you, Super Dave.  I checked that out but it is for Outlook and I do not use Outlook.  I use Firefox and AOL.

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        Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
        « Reply #6 on: October 01, 2018, 09:23:01 AM »
        I've tried copying & pasting to another email, and to Word, but those symbols just get copied along with the text. 
        You could use the Replace command in Word to Replace All < with [blank space]   This is a more efficient way of removing the unwanted < .

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          Re: Removing this symbol from emails: <
          « Reply #7 on: October 01, 2018, 03:46:48 PM »
          Thank You!!!  That works like a charm.  I've seen that but had no idea what "Replace" meant.  You've made my day!