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Subject: Re: Attachments--Why not??
Date: Thu, 17 Jul 1997 00:43:00 -0500 (CDT)
On Wed, 16 Jul 1997, George W. Durman wrote:
> I think that Ray and others are missing the point. Those of
> us who oppose attachments to the Lists, are not opposed
> to attachments in general. What we require on our Lists is
> that users send attachments via private email, rather than
> broadcast to the List. All the user has to do is announce
> on the LIst that he/she has so-and-so file and that anyone
> wanting to receive it can contact him/her and get it privately.
I'll backpedal a bit here. I agree that "unsolicitated" attachments are
probably of no value on lists. Equivalent to spam in many respects.
But not always. I will be soon (finally) setting up a private list for
the members of the Irish Genealogical Society , Int'l. I don't want the
list to be competitive with Roots-L and the Usenet groups. Right now,
we're not quite sure what roll the list may play. But from time
to time, it would be nice to send stuff to our members and friends via
But many who can't take attachments also complain that long messages
are prohibited by their systems/providers.
So what is one to do?