Explaining Open Standards email attachements

Matthias Kirschner mk at fsfe.org
Wed Mar 31 08:04:30 UTC 2010

hi Hugo,

* Hugo Roy <hugo at fsfe.org> [2010-03-30 17:34:21 +0200]:

> When you attach a file to an email, please make sure that your 
> correspondent will be able to read your files correctly. It is a basic 
> principle of courtesy. There is an easy way to make sure it is possible: 
> use open standards. If you do so, your correspondent will have the 
> possibility to choose which program he or she wants.

Perhaps it would be good to have a list of different attachements. For
- Text: Include it directly in the e-mail. If it has more formating
  there are other options like html, tex, rtf, odt, ...
- Audio: Use ogg vorbis, or if you need a better quality flac.
- Images: ...

Beside that I like the text.

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