[rescue] (Offtopic) X-Message-Flag fun for Outlook users

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Sat Jul 29 09:45:05 CDT 2006

Mike Nicewonger wrote:
> On Jul 29, 2006, at 4:52 AM, Devin L. Ganger wrote:
>>A handful of the regular posters on this list have their mail clients
>>set to tag each outgoing message with some charming X-Message-Flag
>>headers in an attempt to convince Outlook users of the error of their
>>ways. As an Outlook user who actually knows what he's doing and has  
>>reasons for using this program, I normally wouldn't take offense.
> Use garbage software, reap the benefits of same.
>>I hope that Bill doesn't think
>>that my request is out of line -- I'm not trying to play moderator or
>>tell anyone what to do. I'm just simply hoping that I've been  
>>enough of
>>a contributor to this list in the past that folks would want to
>>accommodate what I hope is a reasonable request.
> I don't know about these days but there was a time not too long ago  
> where the above request would have been laughed at heartily, pointed  
> at accompanied by snickers, titters and jeers too. It seems that even  
> here on this list (remember kids, this used to the the 'Sun Rescue'  
> list) M$ crap is now even put up with.
> A sad day.

Unfortunately, I have to use Outhouse at work. I hate it. Sonce the 
server is Exchange 5.5 I can't even use the Ximian connector.

There are four reasons I don't use my work email for Rescue:

1. It's Microsoft, and therefore just plain irritating to use.
    By trying to guess what I want to do, it makes things more difficult.
2. It's Microsoft, and I am be embarassed to send email from it.
    I am, however, proud to be using a U2 with Mozilla and Sol10.
    OK, so some of that may be dubious, but hey, it's a start.
3. It's Microsoft, and doesn't always obey my "text only" choice.
    And I believe that email should be text only by law.
4. It's Microsoft, and therefore a very efficient virus propagator.

In short, I only use MS software when there is no other choice, and 
sometimes that is the case. Otherwise, I choose to avoid MS altogether.


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