> < ^ Date: Tue, 09 Oct 2001 11:54:02 -0600 (MDT)
> < ^ From: Alexander Hulpke <hulpke@math.colostate.edu >
^ Subject: Request about Forum mails

Dear GAP-Froum,

Since we recently had several discussions about technicalities of
particular eMail clients or web browsers, I'd like to remind you again that
mails to the Forum go to over 400 recipients, many of them not overly
interested in such details.

To avoid swamping these researchers with uninteresting mail, we would like
to keep the Forum free from such technical questions. Instead the address


has been established for this purpose. Usually you should get a reply from
us to a question posed there in a couple of days. You can use this address
as well for bug reports -- if a bug could cause nonobviously wrong results,
we will alert the Forum members.

Please also remember that a `reply' to a forum mail will go to the whole
GAP-Forum, not only to the recipient. (If you want to reply to the sender
only, you can get its email address from the header of the GAP Forum mail.)

Concerning Sergei Haller's remark:
> Chad's eMail client forgot to add the lines

The software which runs the GAP-Forum stems from about 1990, long before
MIME and other fancy ways to send email. It does not recognize MIMEencoded
email messages and completely rewrites the email header for mail
sent out. (This causes problems with messages encoded unnecessarily in HTML,
but on the plus side renders Forum mails safe from any email viruses.)

Because of this, the best way to post to the forum is to send email messages
as text-only and not to use attachments. Your system administrator ought to
be able to help you with setting up your email client.

We aim to improve any such technical issues in the long run, but -- as much
of this is nontrivial work which will not be supported by research grants
(as it has no research component) -- any such changes have relatively low

Thank you very much for your cooperation in keeping the Forum to its purpose,

Alexander Hulpke

-- Colorado State University, Department of Mathematics,
Weber Building, Fort Collins, CO 80523, USA
email: hulpke@math.colostate.edu, Phone: ++1-970-4914288

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