Re: Excel Mail Attachments Blocked


I'm with you on this. I asked if they could put a space in front of the
"dirty" word, or a space after it. They said they couldn't do that.

Isn't it funny (sad) how babies are gifts from heaven, but the process of
making them is verboten?

I'm not sure whom we have to thank for this life-denying view of the world,
but it isn't universal. Europe is a ways ahead of us on this.

Take care and thanks for the reply,

in article e******************2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl, Jim Gordon at
g********** wrote on 6/23/03 7:47 PM:

> The creator code for Excel documents has been around since 1985. There are
> millions of documents that use it.
> Why do think Microsoft or anyone else should accommodate a mindless moronic
> control freak who wants to ban the word sex from the planet? We'd have to
> ban over 2,000 years worth of Latin writing because "sex" = "six" in Latin
> and several other languages. Since when is sex inappropriate? Flowers have
> sex. Animals have sex. People have sex. It's been a part of life for
> millions of years.
> The "Inappropriate Materials" filter is what's inappropriate. The installers
> should go F-ilter themselves in my opinion.
> -Jim Gordon
> Mac MVP
> All responses should be made to this newsgroup within the same thread.
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> In article <9***********************>,
> r********** (Richard Stroud) wrote:
>> When I send Entorage messages and attach Excel files, a company's
>> Inappropriate Materials filter blocks them.
>> This is because the Mac/Entorage/Excel setup's source code shows the
>> "Creator" as "x-msexel". Note the evil "s" word. And in the Creator's
>> code! Heavens!
>> But seriously, similar documents created by a PC go right through.
>> That's because the PC's creator code has a space between s and e and
>> avoids the "s" word.
>> The company's filter should demonstrate some intellenge, but that
>> won't happen. Microsoft needs to help us Mac users by adding a space
>> or dash to help keep us clean...
>> A workaround is to zip the Excel file. The company's particular filter
>> ignores offensive words in the source code if it sees that a file is
>> zipped. Pure genius.
>> By the way, they seem to also have trouble getting messages from Essex
>> England...
>> Richard

Richard Stroud
6/25/2003, 3:25:36 AM

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