At 10:51 AM 11/19/99 -0500, "Bob & Nancy Upson" <wyvern@...
>Just a gentle reminder...
>Please don't use attachments on mailing lists. As a general rule of
>netiquette, all email should be in the form of standard compliant
>ASCII messages with no attachments unless specificially
>requested otherwise. (i.e. no Rich Text Format, MIME character
>sets, or HTML messages and no file attachments -- particularly of
As an example, for anyone out there who doesn't see any reason for this
rule of netiquette:
I have a 14.4 modem, which is ghastly slow but all I can afford (it's what
a friend was willing to kick down for free), and an internet provider whose
service slows drastically during the hours everyone is going to and from
work every day (coincidentally, the only consistent time I have for
checking email); downloading the attachment which prompted this reminder
took my computer nearly five minutes. Some other unsolicited attachments
have taken even longer.
That's time my phone line was tied up, and time that one more person was
crowding the IP, to absolutely no purpose. It's not _quite_ as obtrusive
and annoying as cold-call telemarketers, but only because it isn't being
done for profit.
My sincerest gratitude to all of the people who _do_ make sure their
attachments are welcome before sending them . . .