unless a newsgroup has "bin" in it's address, attachments will be stripped.
This is basic internet protocol, and while it may seem archaic, allows longer
retention of messages on servers, which messages produce little or no income
for the hoster.
Remember there is no advertising revenue, nor does anyone subscribe to an ISP
for the NG services!
You will also note that most ISP's contract out the Newsgroups
While this newsgroup removes attachments, you sent the .jpg image in
yenc format. The result was a large text message that the newsgroup
didn't recognize and remove.
With a news reader capable of decoding yenc, the .jpg image can be
restored intact. I was able to decode the test message and see your
image, which appears to be the top of an engine. Good picture, also.
I used News Reactor, http://www.daansystems.com /
Any other comprehensive news reader would work just as well.
The yenc didn't show up as an attachment in Outlook Express. Normally
attachments will show up there. In this case, it was just an
extremely large message - nearly 500K. All text. That may be why it
got through the screening. The news reader recognized its yenc header
and started decoding at that point.
Bottom line, this is not a reliable way to send images.
I do understand that you only saw the 4 line message. Apparently some
ISPs will recognize the encoded text and remove it, others don't.
Hence my comment that this is an unreliable technique to transmit
Is THAT so!
Gee. I guess I was talking about the intent of the original coders... and
while it's archaic NOW... I dont seem to recall ANYONE being able to pass an
image attachment on here or the Mustang NG and plenty have tried.
So, wouldnt you accept the rule is dont do it, because it's NOT OFTEN going
to work?!!!! Never mind that SOME news servers MIGHT accept and pass it on,
what good is that?
Thanks for helping, anyway.
- Yes, I'm a crusty old geezer curmudgeon.. deal with it! -
Once again, it has to do with each server that decides to carry this group.
Do you think the world connects to a central usenet repository or something?
This group is replicated on thousands of servers across the world. Each one
of those servers determines whether or not to strip binaries from a particular
group. It's even possible that the server of the originating poster strips
the binaries, hence it won't propogate at all. This is rarely the case
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