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RE: New Addition In The Family - See Attached File - Apologies +
At 10:22 AM 3/2/99 -0600, Dupree, Robert A. wrote:
> One question however, is it reasonable for the limitations of your
>e-mail system to determine how the list should operate? I have heard from
>quite a few people that the attachment worked fine, so this is a serious
>question. I don't want to start a war (maybe too late) but instead of
>forcing all of us to conform to the lowest standard why not just opt to not
>open messages with attachments?
you sidley people are lucky to have that T1 line....
it is reasonable to expect list participants to follow list guidelines, and
i believe binary attachments were discouraged in the quattro list
information message i received when i subscribed.
my email client does not have the capability to selectively reject the
receipt of an individual email.
i know i get pissed when i am downloading email and i have to wait a few
minutes for a large attachment to download before i can read anything.
those who are paying per byte or by time or have a low speed connection
will have an even lower threshold of pain than i.