Re: We're going off the air for a little while

To: Margaret Cameron <>
Subject: Re: We're going off the air for a little while
From: "Alex J. Saar" <>
Date: Thu, 15 Oct 1998 08:11:16 +0800
Hi Margaret and other interested bodies

You raise several different issues in what appears to be one simple
problem. I shall make two suggestions for you (and others) to try.

Suggestion One:

As you are using Eudora Pro, you can avoid receiving attachments.

In my version (Eudora Light 3.1):
        * From the "Special" menu, select "Settings"
        * Scroll down the scroll bar on the left and select "Attachments"
          This will change the display on the right of the dialog box.
        * Select the check box called "Trash attachments with messages"
          It now has a cross in it.
        * Click "OK".

In Eudora Pro, the settings may be somewhere else, but they WILL be there,
as it is more powerful than Eudora Light.

This, of course, will prevent you from receiving ALL attachments. Your wish
for something that will "avoid getting attachments of THIS kind" is not
possible for you, as the recipient. But it MAY be possible--see Suggestion

Remember, you can change your settings on Eudora as often as you like. So
you can "turn on" the attachments BEFORE you receive email from someone who
is sending you something for publication.

Suggestion Two--educate the sender:

Multiple copies of the same message: I have seen this from people using
their web browser (Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer) to send email.
One message is in plain text and the other (in the same posting) has the
identical message, but is surrounded by HTML tags--so it looks a mess in
Eudora. And then the message has arrived three or four times (so I get 6 or
8 copies of it).

When you receive messages like this, especially in a discussion list like
birding-aus, write back to the SENDER with this request:

When sending email to the discussion list (or to ME), please change the
settings on your browser so that "Include HTML" is NOT selected.

If the sender is using Microsoft Outlook Express, change the settings to
"SEND TEXT", rather than "Send HTML". (Messages from Outlook Express that
are not sent as text may appear blank to some people).

Have fun

>This is about your last line, about attachments
>I have asked you about an attachment problem before and have also asked
>other people.
>I am less fussed about intentional attachments (except big graphics which
>bring everything to a halt) than I am about [what are said to be]
>UNINTENTIONAL attachments - in many cases the message itself also arrives
>as an attachment with the same name as the original message
>This is very annoying as I then have to go into Filemaker and delete it. I
>have Microsoft 3.1, Eudora Pro and whatever else comes in the Deakin
>student package if all that is relevant. I should have thought it was
>something to do with the sending end rather than my system as receiver,
>since it does not affect all messages and affects the same people every
>time. However Richard Dilena tried to solve it at his end and couldn't find
>anything that would cause it at his end.  Sometimes there are quite a few
>and as many people use names for their messages which are similar to others
>it is a big waste of time looking at them to make sure I am not deleting
>REAL attachments by mistake.
>I wish there was away I could avoid getting attachments of this kind
>At 05:06 PM 14/10/98 +1000, RUSSELL DEAN WOODFORD wrote:
>>This may not affect ALL of you on birding-aus ...   ;-)
>>And PLEASE remember not to send ATTACHMENTS of ANY SORT to birding-aus.
>>Stay nice,
>>Russell Woodford
>>List Maintainer
>Margaret Cameron                       Phone 03 5229 9792
>4 Connor Street                                Fax   03 5229 1520
>East Geelong
>Victoria 3219                          Editor, Australian Birding Magazine
>Australia                              PO Box 2013, Geelong, Victoria 3220
>                                       Australia

<Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread>

The University of NSW School of Computer and Engineering takes no responsibility for the contents of this archive. It is purely a compilation of material sent by many people to the birding-aus mailing list. It has not been checked for accuracy nor its content verified in any way. If you wish to get material removed from the archive or have other queries about the archive e-mail Andrew Taylor at this address: andrewt@cse.unsw.EDU.AU