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Dave Warren lists at hireahit.com
Tue Oct 23 16:08:04 EDT 2012

On 10/23/2012 12:52, Matthias Apitz wrote:

> In any case, what I really wanted to point out: again someone is 
> asking for information or help without specifying the OS and more 
> details of the environment. matthias 

Given that the original poster didn't mention their OS, is using 
Outlook, and that ~90% of the desktop market uses Windows, it's 
reasonable to assume Windows unless otherwise specified. Also consider 
that users of less popular OSes are used to specifying their OS, whereas 
Windows users usually don't, so this alone can be reasonably assumed to 
be Windows more often than not

Not only that, but assuming Windows will generate less list-noise than 
asking every time. If you assume and get it right 90%+ of the time, only 
10% fire back a "but I use 'x' OS" reply. If you ask every time, then 
you get it right 0% of the time and 100% need another round-trip.

Dave Warren

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