Mixed media for e-mail? All advise against it


By Kathleen Atkins

Imagine receiving an e-mail with a five-second audio clip that plays automatically when you open the message.

An attractive idea? Does it depend on what those five seconds sound like? Lounge member RobG floated the audio-clip idea this week on behalf of a friend, who wants to add one to her e-mail signature — believing it will be a positive change.

Our respondents disagree — unanimously. See their list of reasons in the post. More»

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions to which you might be able to provide responses:


☼ starred posts — particularly useful

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About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.