Re: NO MORE ATTACHMENTS, PLEASE!
Bruce E. Cobern (bec@PIPELINE.COM)
Thu, 11 Dec 1997 19:26:39 -0500
Well, now I'm home and searching around Eudora Lite 1.5.4. I see a couple
of things. First of all, you refer to an icon for attachments, which icon
are you talking about?
In this version, on the menu, under "Message" is "Attach File" which allows
you to select the file to attach. This would always seem to "attach" it,
rather than "insert" it. However, I also have a button which says "Text +
Doc" on it. When you push this button, the bottom of the screen says
"Includes attached files as separate attachments, not in the body of the
message." If you ask for help on that button it tells "If this button is
on, plain text files are incorporated into the message as part of the
message body." So it appears that you have a choice of attachment or
insertion, depending on whether that button is pushed or not. I'm not sure
which position yields which result, but I'll experiment.
Also, in the "Tools/Options/Attachments" menu item is a box to put text
attachments into the text of messages. I believe that refers to how it will
deal with incoming attachments.
Hope this helps.
At 03:08 PM 12/10/97 -0500, Cheryl Singhal wrote:
>On Wed, 10 Dec 1997, Jim Carter wrote:
>> Please DO NOT SEND attachments!
>> I used to just send messages to those who attached stuff, but now I feel
>> that I must shout about this abuse so that the many well meaning people who
>> may feel (based on recent experiences) that attachments are acceptable will
>> realize that attachments are a nuisance and should not be used.
>I share your frustration, but OTOH, some mailers make it virtually
>impossible to "include" rather than "attach". I happened to find the
>command on this system quite by accident.
>Also, some ISP techs don't understand the difference between "include"
>and "attach" and insist on giving instructions for the latter.
>(If anyone knows how to make Eudora lite include a file, I'd love a
>tutorial! This thing came free with my ISP subscription, the help file is
>abysmal and the only icon is "attach." When I go into Netscape, that
>mailer lets me "include", but I hate the clunky thing. Sorry--I keep
>hoping someone will know how to do it. )
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