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Rick
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
the problem with this newsgroup seems to be related to Thunderbird. It
behaves properly in Mozilla's newsreader and I believe it works ok in
OE. I was going to include the file that lays out the error message but
it is 376KB and to large to attach.

Rick

John Eddy [MSFT]
07-10-2005, 12:30 AM
"Rick" <RickH40@hotmail.com> wrote in message
news:e$XV70bWFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
> the problem with this newsgroup seems to be related to Thunderbird. It
> behaves properly in Mozilla's newsreader and I believe it works ok in OE.
> I was going to include the file that lays out the error message but it is
> 376KB and to large to attach.

That would be because attachments are limited to, if I recall correctly,
around 100kb for a few different reasons (viruses, system stability, etc)

Before you posted such a large attachment, even in parts, I would reconsider
if such a large attachment is really needed. And if it is, I would consider
finding a way to shrink it (ie, converting a picture to a smaller graphic
format.) If you find that you can't form your question without use of
graphics, I would consider posting the picture to some graphics hosting
service, and providing a clear url (ie, not a snipurl.com url) to the file.
This is because a) many people won't download a file from an unknown
source, b) many people won't download a 300kb+ file, c) many people won't
go to an obfuscated url (ie, a snipurl.com url) because one never knows
where it really leads.

John Eddy
Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator

Rick
07-10-2005, 12:31 AM
John Eddy [MSFT] wrote:
> "Rick" <RickH40@hotmail.com> wrote in message
> news:e$XV70bWFHA.2664@TK2MSFTNGP15.phx.gbl...
>
>>the problem with this newsgroup seems to be related to Thunderbird. It
>>behaves properly in Mozilla's newsreader and I believe it works ok in OE.
>>I was going to include the file that lays out the error message but it is
>>376KB and to large to attach.
>
>
> That would be because attachments are limited to, if I recall correctly,
> around 100kb for a few different reasons (viruses, system stability, etc)
>
> Before you posted such a large attachment, even in parts, I would reconsider
> if such a large attachment is really needed. And if it is, I would consider
> finding a way to shrink it (ie, converting a picture to a smaller graphic
> format.) If you find that you can't form your question without use of
> graphics, I would consider posting the picture to some graphics hosting
> service, and providing a clear url (ie, not a snipurl.com url) to the file.
> This is because a) many people won't download a file from an unknown
> source, b) many people won't download a 300kb+ file, c) many people won't
> go to an obfuscated url (ie, a snipurl.com url) because one never knows
> where it really leads.
>
> John Eddy
> Microsoft Newsgroups Administrator
>
>
I'm going to let Mozilla.org deal with it.
Rick


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