Some of you may not know that there is much more to an Email than what you see on your screen, if it contains formatting (fonts and colors, etc.), or pictures, including graphic borders, etc. These things can make an Email 10-100 times larger than the plain text that you write. So, when you send an Email please Format it as "Plain Text".
Most Email software automatically uses the formatted text mode, even though it looks like a simple black and white page on your screen. It still contains the "formatting codes" of "black color" letters in "some font" of "10 point size", that is "left aligned", with a "white background". As this sentence seems overly long to describe a simple thing, so is a "Formatted Email".
On your Email software you must specifically select "Plain Text" mode from your menu bar. Look for a menu item for "Format" and select "Plain Text" or "Text Only", do not select "Rich Text" or "HTML". If your Email suddenly looks rather plain, then you have probably selected the right thing. Even a 3 page letter will download in just seconds if sent as "Plain Text".
A simple way to remember this is to put my Email Address in the Address Book that came with your Email Client software, and select the option to send only as Plain Text. In Windows Outlook Address Book, select the "Name" tab and check the box "Send E-Mail using plain text only" at the bottom.
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