OFF: Attachments to list

Chris Lilley chris at
Tue Mar 30 10:03:46 BST 1999

Heikki Toivonen wrote:
> Instead of flaming people who send attachments to this list, why not use an
> automated tool that refuses to send messages with attachments to this list?

That needs a better definition of "attachment". Is a text/plain MIME
bodypart an attachment or not? What if it has two of them?

> One has to be careful with vCards, though, because many people do not
> realize they are considered attachments (happened even to me, I used vCard
> at one time as my .sig and I could not understand why FrameUsers bot was
> saying I had an attachment in my email:).

Similarly, many people do not realise tha they are using HTML mail or
that their (plain text) signature file is being included as a separate


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