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Re: Dependency broken or my config?

Kevin Kofler:
>> 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.

Patrick O'Callaghan:
> 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.

Not everybody can.  Not everybody has access to such a system, wants to
use a system, or has a client that will leave attachments on the server.

Large emails, for whatever reason (HTML and crap, attachments, etc.), do
waste a lot of bandwidth and storage space.  On servers that pass the
message along its way, and on those that store the messages.  And, the
more recipients, the more bandwidth.  

> 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?

Seems to be based on filesize.  It seems that above some threshold, you
get silently moderated.

[tim localhost ~]$ uname -r

Don't send private replies to my address, the mailbox is ignored.  I
read messages from the public lists.

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