Date: Fri, 1 Sep 1995 04:55:36 -0500

From: Natalie Maynor maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]RA.MSSTATE.EDU

Subject: Re: ADS-ANS deadline September 1

As to why anyone sending a message would send it in a

uueoncoded format, I'm afraid I haven't figured that one out.

The only reason to use uuencode is to mail a non-text file: either an

executable file (an application of some kind) or a file in a format

like regular Wordperfect (not ASCII). If you have something like a

Wordperfect document that you want to e-mail to somebody without losing

features like underlining, you can uuencode it. The person who receives

it uudecodes it and has the full-featured document, not an ASCII version.

--Natalie (maynor[AT SYMBOL GOES HERE]