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