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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • ...cute article :)

    It got me thinking of my own pet peeves in the email department. Number one on my list is attachments of word documents which contain only text... which could have been placed in the body of the message.

    I get a handfull of these every week where I work. It bugs me.

    The only thing worse is that a few weeks back I received an email with an attached word document, a single sentance of content in the body of the email message, followed by this sentance of non-content in the body:

    > Ingor
    • Along similar lines, it really raises my hackles when there's 4-5 mails to the local Linux users' group list that are one or two lines with Jepoardy quoted contents of all of the previous messages.

      T LEARN TO FRELLING CUT DOWN IRRELEVANT DETAILS

      Ahem. Sorry.

      • Everyone I work with seems to do the same. It's sickening. Worse is that the 'standard' email client (Lotus Notes) also re-sends all the attachments each time. What a waste of bandwidth, storage, and backup time/space!

        Making matters worse is that folks don't get the point of shared volumes. Instead of putting a 10MB Access database on "the public drive", they'll email it to three folks, then engage in a conversation via email with 10MB attachments being duplicated for each recipient each time someone sends a message.

        The "quote the whole thread" syndrome is bad enough without mulitplying attachments into gigabytes of storage on the mail server (and backup tapes).

        Sigh...

        -matt