[techtalk] mail format (was re: ftp for non users)

Kelly Lynn Martin kelly at poverty.bloomington.in.us
Mon Nov 29 13:15:28 EST 1999

On Mon, 29 Nov 1999 14:33:14 -0000, "Lindsay Walker" <lindsay.walker at portfolio.co.uk> said:

><I just tried to send this using Outlook98 and I couldn't as it said
>I was out of memory or system resources! This is on a machine with
>132MB of RAM and 3GB free HD space and just after a reboot! Don't you
>just love how compatible Microsoft's applications are with their own

This seems to be caused by a library that Microsoft thinks will always
be there actually being missing.  (Windows applications often assume
that the environment is sane, and cope badly when it is not.)  My
Windows box is presently doing this when I try to launch MSIE.  It's
damnably hard to tell for certain what a Windows program is trying to
do, though.

I don't buy the "out of memory"; according to Norton System Doctor, I
have 100 megs of VM and at least 80% of both USER and GDI
resources.... either MSIE is even larger than I thought, or it's


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