So much Windows Mailer crap on this list...

Janina Sajka janina at
Fri Feb 1 09:13:47 EST 2002


I just have to tell you that on some of my darker days I actually consider 
writing a procmail recipie to pounce on the Windows 1252 char set and pipe 
the message to /dev/null.
 On Fri, 1 Feb 2002, Brian Borowski wrote:

> I guess this has been discussed bofore, but I can't help doing it again.
> Why do so many people use outlook and other Windows utilities to post to
> this list?  It's understandable if you're a new user, but doing it for a
> year or two, makes me wonder; if you're a Windows user and never want to
> use linux to do your stuff; get off the list, and stop polluting it with
> crap.  If you're a  windows user, and insist on posting (especially for
> some of those high-volume posters), then change your settings so that we
> don't have to se a couple of Kbytes of header, and shut off the damn html
> repeat of your message that shows up at the end.  It may come as a big
> surprise to some people, but when us people who use pine and other mail
> readers have to go through hundreds of messages; we don't want to see
> (hear) all that garbage; it's a nuisance, and it slows us down terribly,
> just trying to get through the list.
> Also, I'm in complete agreement with the complaints about including
> messages including messages, including messages within eachother until
> things get huge; it's a waste of bandwidth, and time.  I also notice, that
> some users seem to post multiple copies of their messages; please, have
> pity on us who read our mail?  While I'm complaining:
> Why do people include 50 or 100 lines of others messages, and then put
> their one line comment about it right at the end of all that stuff?  My
> advice, is that if you're going to include all that stuff, and have five or
> ten words to say about; why not put your comment at the top, and save us
> all that reading through stuff we've probably already seen before  so many
> times?
> Brian Borowski
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				Janina Sajka, Director
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