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The Cleaner

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Type of Program: E-mail utility
Supported Platform: Windows 95/98/NT
Author's Name: Steve Chin
Version: 1.02
Price: free
Installed size: 351K

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Here's a handy utility to make your forwarded emails look much ( you guessed it) Cleaner.

You know how those little ">" things clutter up the left margin. And often what you're forwarding has been forwarded to you, having been forwarded to the one forwarding ... well, we're really talking ">>>>>" along that left margin aren't we? A looooong row of 'em. Pretty distracting.

By using The Cleaner, you can automatically zap all those ">>>>" and quickly re-send a clean, fresh-looking message. Hey, hey, maybe someone could be fooled into thinking that long tired joke you're forwarding hasn't already made the circuit around the world twice already. Oh well, if not, it'll sure be easier for them to find the punch line.

So just say no to those ugly and incriminating greater-than's. And the resulting message can be cleaned by various selectable options. It'll strip out whatever you don't want from the received message, whether it's symbols, hard returns, white space, etc. Just copy the offending text onto the clipboard, open The Cleaner & press the Smiley Face button. Voila, an instantly clean product, ready to paste back in again. It really works.

There's nothing to this simple little app, just one EXE file. The read-me is via the Help button, and it's straightforward enough to use -- and makes short work of cleaning all the garbage out of the margins. If you forward messages often, give this a try. It takes a few steps from start to finish, but sure as heck beats the line-by-line alternative. And it is free. Don't expect support because the author promises none -- but does invite comments and suggestions at schin@cs.stanford.edu

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Cost: free
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Support: none
Reviewed by Bobbie Crowell rjaye@mail.inforum.net
ICQ # 9407183


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