I have received a complaint from one poster on this newsgroup that my = posts=20 were difficult for him to read because they were formatted with MIME = rather=20 than plain text ASCII. He is using the nn/6.7.3 news client which = appears to=20 be an old UNIX application, and apparently there are plug-ins available = that=20 take care of the MIME content. Here is part of the header for my = messages:
MIME-Version: 1.0 Content-Type: text/plain; format=3Dflowed; charset=3D"Windows-1252"; reply-type=3Doriginal Content-Transfer-Encoding: quoted-printable
This is due to the limitations of the Windows Live Mail application = which=20 has actually become worse after their 2011 "upgrade". I have discussed = it on=20 the Microsoft forum and some of the techs who responded agreed but=20 apparently very few of their application guys know or care about Usenet = and=20 the ancient traditions that still prevail.
Here is my explanation and his response:
" Since the long-standing  RFC standards for posts (850 & = successors),=20 and Best Practices all call for ASCII; thanks for letting me know you = don't=20 intend to correct your problem. I'll just add you to to my kill file."
Not a big deal. He has posted several times asking for help, but has not =
given much assistance to others AFAIK. And he was very unclear about the =
problem he presented. Also, I have seen many posts that were even in = HTML.=20 And certainly the content of many posts is a far greater problem IMHO.
So, does anyone else have problems reading my posts?
Thanks, and Happy GNU Year,