From:Lynn Gardner <>


The message I just sent had absolutely no attachments to it so what is
going on???

Lynn Gardner

At 03:46 PM 6/20/01 -0500, you wrote:
>Your email message has been blocked because the Histonet server has identified
>an enclosure in your message. Please read the instructions below to correct
>this and then try again to post your message.
>"Enclosures" are the same as "attachments" or "attached files" and there are a
>number of ways that they may be present in your email message:
>First:  Check your email program. Some like Netscape Messenger and Microsoft
>Outlook Express and other 
>programs automatically attach little enclosures to email messages. These
>are supposed to authenticate that the message was really sent by whoever put
>their name on it. A security feature, but an unnecessary one. You should be
>able to delete this.
>Microsoft Outlook is set up to send email as an attachment unless the defaults
>are changed. 
>To fix the problem on Microsoft Outlook express:
>1) go into address book.
>2) select histonet and click right hand button of mouse.
>3) select properties.
>4)at the base of this screen, there is a tick box that needs to be ticked, it
>reads "send E-Mail using plain text only."
>Some other email systems require similar changes.
>Other ideas to check:
>1. You might have put enclosures in your mail by attaching a picture or text
>file using a menu choice like "Insert file".
>2. There might be graphics in your email template, either in the page
>design or signature, avoid using any html encoding options.
>3. If you are sending using a web browser you may be sending
>embedded files without knowing it.
>4. If you are sending via a word processor, the output may well be
>bundled as a simple (just header and signature) email with the word
>processor document file attached to it.
>There are good reasons why attached files should not go over the
>histonet: they can be very large and word processor files can transmit
>macro viruses, to name but two. We've actually blown out servers all over by
>having a large attachment go out over the net!
>Good luck!
>If you have problems which you cannot solve please contact
>Linda Margraf, Histonet administrator at
>Thank you.

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