RE: HTML & Attachments

While I do see the problem with downloading *large* emails (my connection is possibly one of the slowest on the list) I did think the Dilbert strip was funny - and not at all large.  It encoded at about 25 kb.

On a 36 kb modem it should only take about 6-10 seconds to download, if people can't or don't know how to view attachments that is a whole other issue.  GIF encoding has been a network standard since Compuserve's heyday in the mid-80's.

Maybe we need an official ruling from the powers-that-be: are attachments allowed?

HTML is another issue as well, some people do not use HTML-compliant mail readers and cannot (easily) comprehend such messages.  Again, a ruling is in order.

A mailserver can (usually) be configured to block attachments and block or strip HTML, by the way.
It is dependant on the system in use.

Lonesome Dave
Harp Man by night
(Computer Network Engineer by day...)

> -----Original Message-----
> From: G. [mailto:gigs@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Sunday, January 12, 2003 11:24 PM
> To: harp-l
> Subject: HTML & Attachments
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> Date: Sun, 12 Jan 2003 18:38:57 -0800 (PST)
> From: D T e i c h e r
> Subject: Dilbert Harp Content
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<font size="1">Confidentiality Warning:  This e-mail contains information intended only for the use of the individual or entity named above.  If the reader of this e-mail is not the intended recipient or the employee or agent responsible for delivering it to the intended recipient, any dissemination, publication or copying of this e-mail is strictly prohibited. The sender does not accept any responsibility for any loss, disruption or damage to your data or computer system that may occur while using data contained in, or transmitted with, this e-mail.   If you have received this e-mail in error, please immediately notify us by return e-mail.  Thank you.

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