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1998\05\20@073639 by Joe McCauley

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Is it just me being fussy or does anyone else have a problem with useless
attachments coming in on the list? (I am not talking about people who
attach code samples, diagrams or the like)
Many of these attachments seem to originate from people using Microsoft
mailers. If anyone knows a good reason for this stuff being attached to
mail I'd be delighted to know it but otherwise it is just a lot of useless
clutter clogging our hard drives.

Joe

1998\05\20@075655 by Tom Cox

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At 9:45 AM +0100 5/20/98, Joe McCauley wrote:

>Is it just me being fussy or does anyone else have a problem with useless
>attachments coming in on the list?

I have the same experience/complaint, most commonly with a gem named vcard.vcf

1998\05\20@081224 by cdmb

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Me too

At 06:57 20/05/98 -0400, you wrote:
>At 9:45 AM +0100 5/20/98, Joe McCauley wrote:
>
>>Is it just me being fussy or does anyone else have a problem with useless
>>attachments coming in on the list?
>
>I have the same experience/complaint, most commonly with a gem named
vcard.vcf
>
>

SOLON

1998\05\20@092052 by Reginald Neale

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>Is it just me being fussy or does anyone else have a problem with useless
>attachments coming in on the list? (I am not talking about people who
>attach code samples, diagrams or the like)
>Many of these attachments seem to originate from people using Microsoft
>mailers. If anyone knows a good reason for this stuff being attached to
>mail I'd be delighted to know it but otherwise it is just a lot of useless
>clutter clogging our hard drives.
>
>Joe

Never attribute to malice that which can be adequately explained by
ignorance. Some posters have no idea that they have their mailers set to
flood the list with extraneous crap. As with the many OT postings, the
price of NOT having some self-appointed net-police decide what is
appropriate for you to read is that you have to use your delete key a lot.
Personally, I think that's a pretty good bargain :-)

Reg Neale

1998\05\20@112701 by Martin Green

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    Joe, in most cases the people generating those attachments are not
    aware of it, and even if they are, MS Exchange and Outlook make it
    almost impossible to generate a "clean" email.  Under certain
    circumstances they can be eliminated if the user is capable of diving
    very deep "under the hood (bonnet)", but depending on the network
    configuration where the person is reading their mail, often iy is
    simply impossible.

    I was recently forced to use ccMail (against my will) when the
    customer I'm on contract with changed their firewall software,
    blocking my POP3 access.  As I'm sure you'll see, ccMail also tacks on
    a little turd that can't be turned off.

    Unfortunately, we are all going to have to put up with this till MS
    and Lotus wise up.


    CIAO - Martin.


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Date:    5/20/98 9:45 AM


Is it just me being fussy or does anyone else have a problem with useless
attachments coming in on the list? (I am not talking about people who
attach code samples, diagrams or the like)
Many of these attachments seem to originate from people using Microsoft
mailers. If anyone knows a good reason for this stuff being attached to
mail I'd be delighted to know it but otherwise it is just a lot of useless
clutter clogging our hard drives.

Joe

1998\05\20@122116 by ORCUTT, KEVIN

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This is a test.  As I believe that Outlook does not always add the
vcard.vcf.  I am using Outlook, and have specified that my signature is
the "text" that is included down below not my vcard.vcf file.  So you
can't really blame the software, not that I'm defending the dreaded
Microsoft package, but I think those people who have this vcard.vcf file
as an attachment have set it up that way explicitly.

Well any, that's my $0.02 worth!

included signature below....
Kevin Orcutt
Software Engineer
Vickers E.S.D., Inc.
1151 W. Mason-Morrow Road
Lebanon, OH 45036-9699
(513) 494-5752 - Phone
(513) 494-5400 - Fax
.....kevin.orcuttKILLspamspam@spam@vickers-systems.com
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1998\05\20@144657 by Kirk Wood

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If there is a vcf attachment in email it is the person's "electronic
business card." It is a small attachment with detailed address info and
also is used to verify the integrity of the message. The people have
elected to digitally sign a message. This is NOT limited to MS products
but is an open standard created to combat spoofing of email. If you can
send email having signed onto the internet from a place other then your
own provider, then anybody can send email with your name on it and there
will be nothing to show otherwise. Even if they send it through there own
providers SMTP server it can be tough to tell.

Also, some programs attach other files which allow for more formatting to
be done with email. This is how HTML and RTF based email is sent. There is
one or more attachments for the extra stuff along with a text file. Again
it is a responce to demand by consumers. Some enterprise level systems
(Exchange and CcMail) do this transparently if setup that way. The user
has no control it is up to the administrator.

Now for the solution, delete it. The size of those files is small.
Further, in many programs all files are stored in a single file so you
need not worry about granularity of your storage system. If there is
nothing in the text of the message to refer you back to the attachment
thenignore it. This is good advice since blindly launching any attachment
is a good way to allow a virus onto your system.

On Wed, 20 May 1998, ORCUTT, KEVIN wrote:

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