I prefer not to read Microsoft Word attachments.
This is because the Word format is ill-defined and proprietary.
Also, Word files may contain viruses.
One last reason is that my institute
forces me to buy
Windows licences (in french) even if I install only Linux on them.
If you want me to read a Word document, you have the following options.
- Convert it into text, html, pdf or another acceptable format
(for possibilities defined by my employeer click here)
before sending it.
- Print the file and mail the hard copy to me at the address given
- Send me a short text message explaining why you need to send a Word
file and wait until I reply.