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How to set a web link for forwarded public notices not in plain text asc
How to set a web link for forwarded public notices not in plain text ascii
20 Jun 2004 08:24:19 -0400
Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2
a. How might I set up a free public service with notices of
Boston City Council committees public hearings that the
council distributes merely by email in microsoft word
Ironically, the council has been unwilling to see how to
distribute public notices in plain text ascii
b. Would there be something like a list server that would
automatically convert my forwarded public notices in
microsoft word format and make them readable on the web?...
I get the microsoft word formatted notices in rmail in
emacs and could forward them regularly, if necessary.
c. Or would there be another way for me to forward the
microsoft word formatted notices to a web link where
anyone would be able to check the current and archived notices?...
I could get an email address submitted on the email list that
would effect forwarding of the microsoft word public notices
> 1) The more you ask a user to do, the fewer of them will do it.
> Bottom line: fewer people in your target mailing, even
> consider coming to your event.
> 2) Instead of N people doing the conversion, it makes more sense for 1
> person to do it. The person who sent it. The person who wants the
> event to be successful. This also shows respect for the many
> recipients, you are choosing to make their lives easier, not harder.
> And the plain ASCII text version should be the first MIME
> component. As Jordan suggest, it should include useful web links,
> like maps to the site.
> If other versions are appended after that as other MIME
> components, it matters much less. Usually a waste of Internet
> bandwidth, mail spool space, CPU, etc, but whatever.
- How to set a web link for forwarded public notices not in plain text ascii,
Don Saklad <=