On Fri, 7 Mar 1997, David Gibbs wrote:
> Does anyone know if there is a way to automagicly remove the binary
> attachments that MS Exchange insists on sending whenever a person makes the
> mistake of using rich text (bolding, italics, underline, fonts, etc) in
> their messages?
> A number of folks on my lists are using Exchange and it's rather irritating
> to those who are not.
At the risked of getting yelled at ... I would say that ultimately the
answer to this problem lies not in detecting and removing these
attachments but in improved mail client handling. Before you declare me
insane please read on. I'm a 100% Unix/Internet, character mode, command
line, hate Windows, kind of guy.
But, our world *is* moving in the direction of richer content. Not that
the way that MS Exchange does this in necessarily the best, we're going to
see more mail traffic that contains all sorts of formatting information.
It's going to happen.
I don't know how many MS Exchange users exist vs. the others. I read my
mail with Pine and I, too, am very annoyed at the wasted bandwidth and
aggrivation. But, with the shoe on the other foot, what if I were also
using MS Mail/Exchange and I want that information included in messages I
Truth is, most admins and users of MS products don't know about this and
those that do either don't care or don't sypathizr, and/or won't take the
time to make the changes needed to remove them.
Off the soap box. I have fought this battle internally as we have one
group in our organization using Exchange, one using Unix mail, and a
larger group using MHS mail. We didn't have to go to the Internet to wage
war on this problem...
Thanks for your time.
Milt WeBB - IQ Software Corporation - 3295 River Exchange Drive
Norcross, Georgia USA 30092 - 770/446-8880x245 - www.iqsc.com