> What "standard" attachements are best suggested for the users of the
> I'm thinking these would be OK:
> -- HTML Pages,
> -- JPEGs
> -- annimated gifs
> -- QuickTime movies
> Is that too restricting? What else might be OK? Advise welcomed.
If I were you (and I'm not), I'd restrict these to _only_ HTML
pages, which use <BASE HREF=...> or explicit complete references
to link to images, movies, and so on.
The size of an HTML page is maybe 2K. The size of a GIF or JPEG
can be around 4-100K each, and QT movies are huge (.5 to 5 MB or
higher). Sending these around as attachments is a bad idea, as
it could clog up your net -- and other peoples' -- something
awful, not to mention the possibility of overloading queue or
mailbox space. (Imagine if fifty people have their mailboxes
filled by your 5 MB attachment, and it bounces back to your
personal mailbox. Nasty.)
So, limit them to HTML only -- or perhaps HTML plus images less
than <N>K, <M>K total images (N = 5, M = 20, maybe) -- and let
them just give references to the multimedia files.