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    Re: Lunar Distances
    From: Rodney Myrvaagnes
    Date: 2002 Feb 5, 08:10 -0500

    On Tue, 5 Feb 2002 12:12:39 +0000, George Huxtable wrote:
    >My problem is this. I run an old Mac, and have endless trouble with
    >incompatible attachments which come from those in thrall to Microsoft. And
    >no doubt they would have similar troubles with attachments sent by me. I
    >wonder if any list member, familiar with both Mac and PC platforms, might
    >recommend a suitable encoding method that others could unravel without
    >problems. Mentioning no names, of course, but Dan Allen springs to mind. I
    >am not at all skilled in handling graphics. My Mac can handle GIF, TIFF,
    >and JPEG, I understand.
    Those file types are not attachment standards. Attachment standards are ways 
    of encoding binary files so they will pass through email. My mailer will
    automatically recognize attachments encoded in MIME, UUEncode, and BinHex. I 
    don't think those are specific to any operating system.
    Once decoded, there are programs for Windows, Linux, OS2, MacOS, and perhaps 
    others to display GIF, TIFF, and JPEG. I think most web browsers will
    display them.  Any of those file types could be encoded by any of the attachment standards I mentioned.
    That said, I don't think it is a good idea to put attachments on messages to 
    mailing lists, and most lists don't allow it. I don't know what the rules are 
    on this one,
    but better to send it off-list to those who ask.
    Rodney Myrvaagnes                   J36 Gjo/a
    "It was a big day for us when the drive-through window opened at the Dairy Queen."   __Billy Morrissette

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