I often embed pictures in e-mail.
MIME allows for this. Unfortunately most MUAs don't properly handle
the display of multipart MIME messages properly, making it almost
impossible to use the native MIME capabilities in this manner. If
we could educate MUA authors that "MIME section" != attachment we
could make a lot of progress towards reducing the gratuitous use
When you're a teenager, "but everyone else does it" isn't an
excuse for doing something stupid; when you're a manager, it's
the perfect excuse for buying Microsoft.