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    • #67877
      Anonymous

      The old version added a footer as well. I’m not sure why this version would come through as an attachment on your email client but it really doesn’t matter. I’ve turned off the footer. Once a month we’ll all still get an email reminder about the list options and how to manage them.

      – pat

      On 1/3/10 8:22 AM, John Stevenson wrote:

      Tor,
      They don’t show up as attachments with gmail, at least not on my system.

      On Sun, Jan 3, 2010 at 9:13 AM, Silver Heels < ([email][/email])> wrote:

      Pat,

      Ever since your forum systems change last week, every group email carries a .txt attachment that says:

      maillist mailing list
      ()
      https://pearson424.org/mailman/listinfo/maillist_pearson424.org

      It’s innocuous enough itself, but it has the effect of disguising emails that carry their own attachment, such
      as a photo illustrating the point being discussed. If the writer fails to say, “see attached photo,” we’re
      likely to miss it because we’re now becoming used to every email having an attachment that’s of no interest to
      us, so we don’t bother opening the email to see it. Is it possible for this new system to stop attaching that
      repetitive .txt file to all the group emails?

      Tor
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      Silver Heels, P-424 #17
      http://www.SilverHeels.us
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      Regards,
      John Stevenson
      http://www.svsarah.com

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    • #74715
      Anonymous

      Pat,

      I use MS Outlook to download email. As of Monday morning, most (but not all)
      forum emails are still arriving with a .txt attachment, but since your email
      message below the attachments are now all blank, i.e., there is no text in
      them as there was before. Same problem with knowing when a “real” attachment
      is included with the message, though.

      Anyway, if I’m the only one getting them and they’re an unavoidable part of
      the program, then it’s just karma. I appreciate that you looked into it.

      Break-Break

      If anyone attaches anything to an email to this group, like a photo or
      whatever, please consider writing “see attached photo” somewhere in your
      email.

      Thanks,

      Tor
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Silver Heels, P-424 #17
      http://www.SilverHeels.us
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    • #74716
      patn
      Moderator

      checking the scrubbing feature..

      Just delete.

      – pat

      On 1/5/10 9:21 AM, Silver Heels wrote:

      Quote:
      Pat,

      I use MS Outlook to download email. As of Monday morning, most (but not all)
      forum emails are still arriving with a .txt attachment, but since your email
      message below the attachments are now all blank, i.e., there is no text in
      them as there was before. Same problem with knowing when a “real” attachment
      is included with the message, though.

      Anyway, if I’m the only one getting them and they’re an unavoidable part of
      the program, then it’s just karma. I appreciate that you looked into it.

      Break-Break

      If anyone attaches anything to an email to this group, like a photo or
      whatever, please consider writing “see attached photo” somewhere in your
      email.

      Thanks,

      Tor
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Silver Heels, P-424 #17
      http://www.SilverHeels.us
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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    • #74717
      john stevenson
      Participant

      Tor,
      I’m sure you don’t really want to change how you handle email, but I
      recommend getting away from Outlook as your email client. Most cruisers I
      know use gmail or yahoo. For one thing gmail doesn’t convert the signature
      line into an attachment, it displays it as an URL, which you can ignore.
      Click on the link below to see what your email looks like in gmail.
      http://screencast.com/t/ODk0OGQ5ZWM

      The nice thing about this web-based email client is that you don’t need to
      download anything to check your inbox. If the attachments don’t interest
      you don’t need to waste bandwidth on them. You can still use outlook as
      repository on your hard drive for emails you want to be able to access when
      offline. It does require getting a gmail address, but you can continue to
      use your current email address as your public address. Gmail can be set up
      to access your existing email account. And, of course, it is free. If you
      are interested I can send you an invite to gmail. I removed Outlook from my
      computers years ago. If you depend on low-bandwidth Internet access
      (dial-up or WIFI) then Outlook can be a real killer (it may be different
      today, I haven’t used Outlook for over 5 years).

      On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 10:21 AM, Silver Heels wrote:

      Quote:
      Pat,

      I use MS Outlook to download email. As of Monday morning, most (but not
      all)
      forum emails are still arriving with a .txt attachment, but since your
      email
      message below the attachments are now all blank, i.e., there is no text in
      them as there was before. Same problem with knowing when a “real”
      attachment
      is included with the message, though.

      Anyway, if I’m the only one getting them and they’re an unavoidable part of
      the program, then it’s just karma. I appreciate that you looked into it.

      Break-Break

      If anyone attaches anything to an email to this group, like a photo or
      whatever, please consider writing “see attached photo” somewhere in your
      email.

      Thanks,

      Tor
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
      Silver Heels, P-424 #17
      http://www.SilverHeels.us
      ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


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    • #74722
      sumocean
      Participant

      Pat

      I was getting the .txt thing on the old forum. It seemed to be more related
      to who the post was from. I have not seen any .txt since the change. I use
      windows live mail. Maybe I just passed it on to Tor. Tag your it!

      Linus


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    • #74724
      Hull152_Patrick
      Spectator

      Hey Tor, I worked on the Email server at Microsoft for years and might be
      able to help figure this out. Do this:

      1) Create a new message in outlook
      2) Drag and Drop one of your messages with the .txt attachment into the new
      message. Now you have the sample message as an attachment in your new
      message.
      3) Send that message to my other email account (I have my
      own exchange server and use Outlook with that)

      I’ll take a look at the message and attachment and see if I can figure it
      out.

      -p

      —-
      s/v Deep Playa | Pearson 424 Hull #152 | http://www.DeepPlaya.com


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      Owners no more...
      Thanks Dawn and Patrick!

    • #74725
      patn
      Moderator

      Let me turn off attachment scrubbing first !!!…

      – p

      On 1/5/10 2:16 PM, Patrick Walters wrote:

      Quote:
      Hey Tor, I worked on the Email server at Microsoft for years and might be
      able to help figure this out. Do this:

      1) Create a new message in outlook
      2) Drag and Drop one of your messages with the .txt attachment into the new
      message. Now you have the sample message as an attachment in your new
      message.
      3) Send that message to my other email account (I have my
      own exchange server and use Outlook with that)

      I’ll take a look at the message and attachment and see if I can figure it
      out.

      -p

      —-
      s/v Deep Playa | Pearson 424 Hull #152 | http://www.DeepPlaya.com


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    • #74730
      john stevenson
      Participant

      No matter, I still recommend putting Outlook some place where the Sun don't shine.

      On Tue, Jan 5, 2010 at 3:30 PM, pat noordsij wrote:

      Quote:
      Let me turn off attachment scrubbing first !!!…

      – p

      On 1/5/10 2:16 PM, Patrick Walters wrote:

      Quote:
      Hey Tor, I worked on the Email server at Microsoft for years and might be
      able to help figure this out. Do this:

      1) Create a new message in outlook
      2) Drag and Drop one of your messages with the .txt attachment into the new
      message. Now you have the sample message as an attachment in your new
      message.
      3) Send that message to my other email account () (I have my
      own exchange server and use Outlook with that)

      I'll take a look at the message and attachment and see if I can figure it
      out.

      -p

      —-
      s/v Deep Playa | Pearson 424 Hull #152 | http://www.DeepPlaya.com


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