Hi Clement and AFRIK-IT listers
Dave Wilson's point about using the Sizelim= parameter is probably the best
approach here. We can realistically expect an increased flurry of
worm-like phenomena over the next couple of months. We can also
realistically expect the list to have a (relatively:-)) small percentage of
naive subscribers:-), at any given time.
As I recall, in the old days of netiquette, it was, and *should still be*,
a cardinal sin to send anyone any kind of attachement without prior
agreement on protocol and file format! As a strict rule, I trash any
attachement if it comes unannounced, irrespective of source.
With the advent of quasi-improved microsoft automation, and increasingly
growing numbers of naive email users, this netiquette has increasingly
become a thing of the past. Accordingly, it would serve all of us well, if
the list owner (i.e., Clement) imposed a stricture on file attachements to
the AFRIK-IT list (especially those horrible little signature files that
are increasingly appearing along with microsoft-driven email:-)).
Another important advantage of the Sizelim= parameter is that Jeff @
Washington will have to keep his African travelogues and restaurant guides
down to a bare minimum!:-) (sorry Jeff, I simply couldn't resist:-)).
National Museum of Namibia
Avoid the Plague, wear a Macintosh:-)