I do not simply wanbt to give you a simple reminder to trim down messages as
I am not a moderator, but I wish to share a tip with you guys which helped
me trim down messages easily.
You can easily check the size of the message you are writing.
Once you have finished writing what you have said, press escape and choose
yes to have it saved in your drafts.
This is, of course, if you use Microsoft outlook.
I'm not sure about outlook express.
Now go into your drafts folder and the message you just saved will be at the
Now press alt plus enter for the properties dialogue.
Route jaws to pc with num pad insert plus numpad dash.
Press page up and home.
Now you can review the screen from the top.
You will see various information, amongst other things, the size of the
Even if jaws tells me the size of my post is 9 kb, I try to trim it as it
might not go through, because remember the limit is 8 kb.
So I find this properties dialogue very useful to check on the size of a
post I'm writing.
It also helps if you send your posts to lists in plain text format.
If you send it in html, the non text portions of the message causes it
easily to go over the size limit and I understand rich text willalso
increase the size quickly.
I hope everybody found these tips helpfull.
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