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Re: email list rules and guidelines, attachments?

From: Mats Bengtsson
Subject: Re: email list rules and guidelines, attachments?
Date: Mon, 21 Feb 2005 10:55:02 +0100
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I don't know about any strict rules, but it's common sense not to
send too large attachments to a mailing list. On the other hand,
a (small) attached image is often an excellent illustration and
as you point out it is useful also in the archives.

For a period during last year, the mailing list responsible was forced
to strip off any attachment because of the huge amount of virus emails
floating around. Fortunately, the situation has improved so the
attachments are allowed again.


Steve D wrote:
Regarding lilypond-user, are there guidelines for posting, whether attachments are allowed, what kind of attachments are allowed, etc.?

In searching the archives I found that PNG images were at one time discouraged (during the first quarter of 2004). If PNG or GIF images are now allowed (to illustrate notation problems/solutions), must they not exceed a certain filesize? Should they be attached "inline" or "as an attachment" (would that be Base64-encoded MIME?) in one's email program.

I recently solved one of my own notation problems and wished to attach a PNG image as well as include an annotated excerpt from the .ly file to illustrate how I solved the problem. Although I could upload a PNG to my own webspace and provide a link, that may not be as permanent for the email list archives since my webspace and its contents may change.

Thank you,

Steve D, NM US

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