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
So how exactly is including a text file as attachment worse than reading
it into a message and writing "------8<---CUT-HERE----8<-----" across
Remember, UNIX spelled backwards is XINU.