Here's our Internet Explorer Tip for.. February 17, 2000
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Using Stationery In Your Outlook Express Mail Messages
Several times, we've suggested using stationery in Outlook Express mail messages. However, you must be careful not to overuse stationery and other graphics. Adding stationery to a mail message makes it much longer, which then requires a longer time to retrieve from the ISP.
On the other hand, if you don't get too fancy, most people will never notice the download time at today's higher speed transfers.
We created two mail messages, one with stationery and one without. The message with stationery was 10KB, and the one without was 2KB. We were unable to detect any noticeable slowdown due to using stationery.
If you are concerned with download time, stick with the standard stationery in Outlook Express. It's the custom stuff with photos and so forth that tends to make a message extremely long.