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]ra.msstate.edu)