[X Newbies] Mac Mail Question

cricket cricket at apple.com
Thu Jun 19 08:56:27 PDT 2003

Good Lord.

- cricket

On Thursday, June 19, 2003, at 7:30 AM, Florin Alexander Neumann wrote:

>> I'm sure I have no idea how to go about the post-modern part.
> Try "syntactical, semantic or comprehensive contortion". I'd say 
> you're on the right path.
>> I only do plain claptrap.
> As long as it's both semantic and contorted, or only comprehensive?
>> See original query, pray.
> It was:
>> How do I get my picture in my emails like some of you have? Will it 
>> show up then in all my email messages even to people using other mail 
>> programs?
> Why was cricket incorrect? Because he said:
>> all users of Mail (and .Mac webmail) that receive messages from you 
>> (from your .Mac address) will see this picture automatically. There 
>> is no configuration required.
> That was incorrect because, as I pointed out, if the option "Display 
> images and embedded objects in HTML messages" is turned off, the 
> picture will not be seen (unless it has been previously cached). 
> TheMacintoshLady's reply to the original query was
>> This is a setting in your mail accounts prefs to show it as a link or 
>> a
>> file.
> True, it was wrong in the "show it as a link or file" -- but it was 
> right in that there was a setting that would turn the picture display 
> on or off. Rather than "completely and in-no-way-related-to-the-query 
> incorrect", it was both partially correct, and definitely related to 
> the query. And cricket was "definitively" wrong "(and boy do I mean 
> 'definitively')" in stating that there was no such preference. So, if 
> our main concern is "the elucidation of others who are better served 
> by correct information than by completely erroneous offerings" 
> (incidentally, what about the partially erroneous offerings?), then 
> surely the self-professed software entomologist (what could be more 
> post-modernist than that, I wonder?) must be corrected.
> f

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