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Re: debian on icebook (it can be done)


On Mon, 9 Jul 2001, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> Let me ask you one more thing...
> How do you correspond with people who have little chance of changing
> their email format.  Say a client, friend, boss, etc.  You don't have
> much chance of changing their setup, or getting them to change.

The first time they do it, I do all the stuff necessary to read it, e.g. 
switching to the attachment viewer, saving the file, downloading it to
the local machine I am sitting in front of at the moment and starting up
a browser. Usually the people in my surrounding react positively if I
tell them kindly to change their settings. Next time the e-mails come as
plain text or with both types of format. I do this only for e-mails from
friends or my working place, but don't waste my time with html-formatted
e-mails between the hundred per day from the debian lists. 




Kerstin Hoef-Emden			Gyrhofstr. 15
Universität zu Köln			50931 Köln
Botanisches Institut			Germany

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