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Wed, 14 Nov 2001 09:55:01 -0500
Ada Marketing <[log in to unmask]>
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LJK Software wrote:

> [log in to unmask] (Ada Marketing) wrote:
> >BTW, I tried to let the group know that the latest version of ObjectAda,
> >7.2.1,
> >has been made available for free download.  However this mailing list seems
> >overly pessimistic and rejects all messages with attachments.
> Well that's good, because my email clients don't deal with
> attachments, and I would hate to get less content from the
> list than others (or less than the originator thought they
> sent).
> I am quite curious as to _why_ Aonix would attempt to use
> an attachment rather than straight text.  While the Aonix
> web site had some sort of a fancy graphic logo the last time
> I looked, it added absolutely nothing to my compiler-buying
> experience.

The only reason it was an attachment, was that it was a copy of an html file.
Thus attaching it seemed simpler.

I think restricting attachments, so that even ".txt" files can not be sent is
overly pessimistic.  It is annoying to have to cut and past text files just to
send an e-mail, but I guess that's what I would have to do.

> And I am a paying customer.  Or at least I _was_ -- I am
> not sure I got a renewal notice this year.  I don't think
> of mail from Aonix to me as going anyplace where anthrax
> has been in the postal system.  Eventually I will send
> them a letter, as purchasing stuff is not supposed to be
> done by email at our place.

Sure, but this product is free.  Not a lot of purchasing signatures needed.  :)