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10.3: Don't drag and drop attachments to/from Mail
Authored by: el bid on Nov 17, '03 02:36:32PM

IMHO "Send Windows Friendly Attachments" is a misnomer, and might put many Mac users off.

The truth is that Mac mail clients have traditionally sent Internet-unfriendly emails, by adding a resource fork that is meaningless and confusing to _all_ other operating systems out there. The resource fork should stay where it is usefully meaningful, on the Mac. The _default_ should be to strip it off -- unless you know for sure you're sending to another Mac system.

Bottom line: there shouldn't be a menu item to "Send Internet friendly attachments". Mail.app should just do this -- optionally with an override for the special case where the recipient is known to be able to make use of resource forks.

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10.3: Don't drag and drop attachments to/from Mail
Authored by: finne on Nov 17, '03 05:25:59PM

sorry, but what a stupid design of the Mail app: settings are set in the preferences, but attachment prefs are set directly in the edit menu. Really, where has the renown apple human interface consistancy gone?



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