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MailBITS/09-Mar-92

Some of you may notice that this issue does not contain the "end" tags that we've used for the past few issues. We decided to take them out for several reasons. First, we've had trouble accurately inserting them and have carefully check to make sure we had them right. Second, they are not part of the setext format, and have confused writers of setext browsers. Third, for those of you who are importing TidBITS files into other applications, you can search for the string "return, space, return, space, return" and achieve the same result as the one provided by the "end" tags. Our apologies for the inconvenience, but we feel it is for the best, and the issues should look nicer online without the intrusive tags.

Survey happenings -- Thanks to all those who have returned the survey! We've decided to stop considering survey entries for buttons as of 17-Mar-92, which is one month after we sent it out, so please get your survey in if you wish to be in the running for a button. The survey is available from our Internet fileserver and is in TidBITS-107, and you can return via email to any of our addresses or via snail mail to the address above. For those of you who are redistributing TidBITS to a local mailing list or network, I'd appreciate it a lot if you could send me a note telling me where you are redistributing and approximately how many people are reading each issue if you can tell. Thanks!

QuickMail comment -- Mark H. Anbinder writes in response to our comment last week that it would be silly to run a QuickMail client on an AppleShare Server 3.0 server machine:

Nothing at all silly about it. AppleShare 3.0 is designed to run as one of any number of applications under System 7, so there's no reason that an AppleShare 3.0 server machine couldn't be used as a QuickMail workstation. Obviously the more activity local to a workstation running AppleShare 3.0 in the background, the worse the server performance, and the more server activity, the worse the jerkiness on the workstation. Same as any other background activity. :-)

AppleShare server software and QuickMail client software get along fine, by the way. All permutations except AppleShare Server 3.0 and QuickMail server work fine.

Information from:
Mark H. Anbinder -- mha@baka.ithaca.ny.us