[R] Attachments in R-help postings {was "... reading large tables"}

Martin Maechler maechler at stat.math.ethz.ch
Wed Jan 7 14:11:48 CET 2004

>>>>> "Duncan" == Duncan Murdoch <dmurdoch at pair.com>
>>>>>     on Tue, 06 Jan 2004 14:43:22 -0500 writes:

    Duncan> On Tue, 6 Jan 2004 14:03:47 -0500, Daniel Sumers
    Duncan> Myers <dmyers at umiacs.umd.edu> wrote :


    Duncan> P.S. You can't send attachments to the mailing list,
yes, you can, if you use the proper "Content-Type", e.g.,
'text/plain' is ok, see below.

    Duncan> so I didn't see your data file.

He forgot it, and then tried to resend it.  That second try
failed because the full length message became over 500k bytes;
and these currently are completely filtered irrespectively of
content (one needs a limit for large messages: these could bog
down the machine(s) that do the mail filtering).

On the topic of e-mail attachments,
http://www.R-project.org/mail.html#instructions  says

 >> Furthermore, most binary e-mail attachments are not accepted,
 >> i.e., they are removed from the posting completely. As an
 >> exception, we allow application/pdf, application/postscript,
 >> and image/png (and x-tar and gzip on R-devel). You can use
 >> text/plain as well, or simply paste text into your message instead.

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