So much Windows Mailer crap on this list...

Gregory Nowak gnowak1 at
Fri Feb 1 12:45:11 EST 2002

Fortunately, this doesn't appply to me anymore since I got broadband. But, you know, hardware modems are not exactly cheap. Yes, there are some gnu/linux drivers for windows modems, but not everyone has a supported modem. So, if you'd like people on this list to be using pine, mutt, ETC. for their mail, take into consideration the fact that not everyone here can aford a new modem, or an expensive broadband connection.

On Fri, Feb 01, 2002 at 07:20:50AM -0500, 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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