Exchanges with Northern European Entomologist

Neil Jones Neil at
Thu Feb 24 05:47:30 EST 2000

In reply to the long Exe file which was posted. My apologies for not
including a piece as a quote but my newsreader and email programs
cannot cope with it.
Please do not post binary files or attachments. They cause problems
for many people. Some of the recipients of Leps-l Live in countries
where the telecomunucations network is unreliable and this can force
them off the list because it clogs up their email systems.
It is dangerous to post .exe files anyway. It is the way that nasty
viruses (or more correctly Trojan Horse programs) are transmitted.

And while I am at it perhaps it is I good idea if people would
avoid sending 'emauls' i.e things with HTML code.
It may look neat on your machine but on those of us using systems
which cannot read this it looks bad and it does not facilitate people
repliing to your post. It seems that people using microsoft mailers
are mostly to blame. There are many people still using good old Unix
systems, myself I use a sort of mix of dos based copies of unix utilities
which date from as early as the late 80's onwards.  

Neil Jones- Neil at
"At some point I had to stand up and be counted. Who speaks for the
butterflies?" Andrew Lees - The quotation on his memorial at Crymlyn Bog
National Nature Reserve

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