trouble posting to cygwin-apps

Kenneth Wolcott
Fri Oct 8 19:27:00 GMT 2010

2010/10/7 SZABÓ Gergely <>:
> Hello,
> The mailing list does not accept html email, that's fair enough.
> The real problem is, it also bounces every email with a company
> disclaimer about intentions and original addressees.
> Well, the original addressee is cygwin at cygwin dot com, which is a public
> mailing list, readable even from Alpha Centauri (with 4 years delay).
> This policy is OK for most FOSS projects, but Cygwin should be an
> exception. I think Cygwin is used most by 3PPs within big companies
> where everybody _must_ use Windows and those disclaimers are always attached to
> outgoing mail. If you are a free and sane person, attracted to unixy stuff,
> you'd probably use Linux.
> Yes, I've read the posting instructions, and I know I should convince my
> employer to remove the disclaimers. What chance do you think I have to
> convince a 20000-employee company, where central IT is not even in my
> country? They also restrict access to private email from the office.
> I know, I should leave them and/or buy a smartphone for emailing. :-)
> But my point is: the mailing list is cut off from its most important
> audience.
> Best regards
> Gergely

IMNSHO:  Solution: Subscribe to the list and post to the list using a
non-company email address.

  The only downside I can think of is where the management does not
allow you to use non-company email or application to access a
non-company email address.

Ken Wolcott

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