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st: Re: winmail.dat
On Feb 3, 2004, at 2:33 AM, Clive wrote:
Well, I certainly didn't see it! Do you think it might have something
Not to be blamed on MyDoom this time. Rather, this is another example
of the perils of monoculture (e.g. the Irish potato famine): if we all
use the same tools, we don't see what the work looks like to those who
don't. Statalist Archives will display the offending MS-gibberish, as
does StataList-Digest, which I read on a non-MS mail client.
do with this 'MyDoom' stuff? My university inbox was affected by it
recently, some of which (inadvertently) connected to the list.
This is the same problem that renders PDFs, despite their name, less
than portable: a PDF without embedded fonts will look perfect to the
Windows user who created it, and perhaps to another Windows user with a
similar set of installed fonts, but all the maths are messed up when
viewed on Linux, Mac OS X, Unix, etc. Email clients are the same: the
junk that MS Outlook or Entourage glues on to each message (if you
don't tell them not to do so) will turn up as cute little icons to
another MS Outlook user, but unreadable crud to the rest of the world.
So please read the Statalist FAQ, especially the section that provides
help to those stuck with MS email clients by corporate fiat in making
their mailers play nicely with others.
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