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BurnoutDV
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Sending E-Mail to Software Developer, had to attach a number of documents, so i think, best i put them into an archive, lets just use 7Zip cause its two clicks for me.

Instant E-Mail back:
Thanks for your E-Mail, unfortunatly we cannot accept the .7z file. Please speak with out IT guy about the issue.

REALLY!? YOU GUYS SELL SOFTWARE AND YOU DONT KNOW WHAT 7Z IS ?!?!

I send a zip file in return without speaking to anyone.

Comments
  • 3
    I hate it too, when I get a 7z file. Because I need some extra software for it.

    Why not use a standard zip file, what's the benefit of 7zip?

    Any system I know can handle zip files with the default installation.
  • 3
    What's wrong with standard .zip files?
  • 0
    7z has an better compression against zip
  • 2
    Should've given them a gzip tarball.
  • 1
    @ddephor Better compression, free .rar support, faster than most other systems at decompression of .zip files...

    What's not to like?
  • 0
    @powerfulparadox What are we talking about? Saving 20ms on decompressing, 2% less filesize?

    I'd prefer interoperability. Even a gzipped tarball is more interoperable than 7zip.
  • 0
    @GMR516 Nothing in particular. My rage is more that they flat out say "we dont know what this is" instead of "urg, can you send standard *.zip next time". All in all 7zip is superior but for my use case any given archive type was sufficient.
  • 0
    its not they dont know what it is, more like security policies and probably auto-deleting of non standard attachment files.
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