Re: META: Gentlefolk, please maintain include trimming discipline

Michael Lorrey (
Tue, 15 Dec 1998 15:09:56 -0500

den Otter wrote:

> ---------
> > From: Damien Broderick <>
> > In addition, a reminder that some email systems apparently send out
> > attached copies of messages automatically. These damnable barnacles
> then
> > hide themselves away in the directory that recipients have set up to
> > receive such things, and need to be hunted down and killed one by
> one.
> > This is a HUGE pain in the arse. Recent offenders have been Julien,
> Howard
> > and den Otter. (I'm sure it's unintentional; this comment is NOT
> meant as
> > a flame, so please put down those big sticks.)
> Are you sure about this? I've never gotten this complaint before, and
> I don't get any extra copies from Julien either. Perhaps the problem
> lies with *your* email system. Does anyone else get attached copies
> of messages? I use MS mail, btw.

YES, I know. Your email is coming out as HTML coded, so while my netscape can handle it, and make it look nicer than plain old ascii, it is a bit more than plain old ascii mail reader like to handle. While I lobbied for the list to convert to html a while back, and it seems kinda funny that a list of supposed forward thinkers would be opposed to progress, there are a lot of people who, for good security reasons, stay with text mail readers.

Also, Netscape pre-4.07 saw both plain text, then an attachment at the end which had the msmail version of the same message.