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ARES Letter

  • Find out what ARES groups around the country are doing
  • Get ideas for exercises, training, and activities
  • Keep up to date on news about the ARRL Emergency Communications Training Program
  • Letters to the editor – your chance to be heard
  • Find out about important regulatory information that pertains to Amateur Radio emergency communications
  • Learn about new emergency communications gear

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  • Log in to the ARRL website
  • Go to "Edit Your Profile"  
  • Select "Edit E-mail Subscriptions"
  • Select "The ARES Letter" 
  • Save

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Plain Text Version

The ARES Letter e-mail is formatted with both HTML (rich text) and plain-text versions. Most e-mail reading programs provide some means of accessing the plain-text version if you want it. Here are some techniques to use:

Outlook Express

1. From the Inbox view, select the Tools menu and the Options selection.

2. Click the Read tab

3. Check the Read All Messages In Plain Text box.  When you open the e-mail, it will be in plain text without images. Other e-mail programs may be able to make a Mail Rule for e-mail received from the address so that the plain-text-only displayed is selected automatically.

Outlook 2007

Use the same procedure as for Outlook Express, although the global option is under "Tools/Trust Center/E-mail Security".


Use the menu item "View/Message Body As/Plain Text" or "View/Message Source" options.

OS X Mail (Mac)

Use the "View/Message/Plain Text Alternative" menu item.


Use the "Message text garbled?" link in the drop-down menu at the upper right of the displayed message block. pine, alpine Set "prefer-plain-text" in your ~/.pinerc configuration file: feature-list=..., prefer-plain-text, ...


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