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Re: Dependency broken or my config?



Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
On Sat, 2009-04-18 at 02:11 +0200, Kevin Kofler wrote:
Bill Davidsen wrote:
Clearly this mail system strips attachments, security over function.
Attachments on such a high-volume mailing list are also a huge waste of
bandwidth. Not everyone who's subscribed to the list will want to read it.
A link like the one you used in this message is the best solution, that way
people who actually want the file can get it and others don't have to
needlessly download it.

Actually if they use a reasonable IMAP mailer (or a webmail system) they
don't need to download it unless they want to read it. The problem with
forbidding attachments is that people will tend to include the material
in the body of the message, which rather defeats the purpose.

Past experience leads me to attach stuff like scripts to keep mailers from playing with line length, tabs, etc. That's why I didn't put it in the body either time, avoids errors.

And I'm not sure attchments actually are forbidden here. I'm sure I've
seen people posting screenshots now and again. Don't they count?

Maybe only certain thigns are permitted, who knows.

--
Bill Davidsen <davidsen tmr com>
  "We have more to fear from the bungling of the incompetent than from
the machinations of the wicked."  - from Slashdot


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