[linux-elitists] Casual Encryption

Aaron T Porter atporter@primate.net
Wed Jul 10 16:25:50 PDT 2002


On Wed, Jul 10, 2002 at 04:19:02PM -0700, Aaron Lehmann wrote:
> - Compression. Most messages are just a few pages of ASCII text. So
>   are their headers. Can you imagine what transparent compression as
>   part of SMTP could do to reduce mail bandwidth? It would be very
>   useful for mailing lists.

	Having been playing with Apache + mod_gzip, I'd have to agree.
Gzip rocks my world. Of course, you could also do it in the MUA with mime
attachments, but that could get ugly.



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