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TECH: Attachments (was Re: The Grammatical Sketch)

From:Don Blaheta <dpb@...>
Date:Tuesday, October 12, 1999, 6:29
Quoth Padraic Brown:
> Well I for one thank you for your efforts in not sending your > materials via one of those ever so tedious attachments. I look > forward to reading it over! Remember, if you want us on list to see > something, send it in the most conventional and convenient manner! To > be honest, the very best ways to get your message not read are to send > in html, to attach and to use codes. > > If I may ask, what is your attachment to sending things via > attachment? Very few have ever been sent out in this list, at least > in the threads I've read.
I'm actually kind of surprised here. What is the problem with using attachments? If your emailer does attachments, then you can easily save it to a separate file; and if not, then you just see a MIME separator like --------------D3A1A913C7FC02A0A1F5008B or something before the "attached" file. I personally like using attachments to send text files because it's (marginally) easier than reading it into the editor, and because I thought that the gain to people with MIME-compliant mailers far outweighed the loss (none at all that I knew of) to those who didn't. So how exactly is including a text file as attachment worse than reading it into a message and writing "------8<---CUT-HERE----8<-----" across the top? -- -=-Don<>-=- Remember, UNIX spelled backwards is XINU.