[R] Mailing list attachments

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Tue Jan 16 09:46:25 CET 2007

>>>>> "PhGr" == Philippe Grosjean <phgrosjean at sciviews.org>
>>>>>     on Mon, 15 Jan 2007 18:56:00 +0100 writes:

    PhGr> ............
    PhGr> I will attach it to a second email send privately to
    PhGr> you, since the mailing list do not accept attachments.

That's not correct.
http://www.r-project.org/mail.html  (search for "attachment")
explains that most ** binary ** attachments are not accepted,
lists the exceptions and further says that  
text/plain is well accepted
(BTW,  text/html is accepted too, but translated to text/plain
 by the filters)

One problem is that many e-mail client programs do not seem to
let you attach "text/plain" easily.


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