[linux-elitists] HTML in e-mail

Karsten M. Self kmself@ix.netcom.com
Fri Aug 22 02:46:11 PDT 2003


on Fri, Aug 22, 2003 at 09:41:08AM +0100, Peter Clay (pete@flatline.org.uk) wrote:
> On Fri, 22 Aug 2003, Nick Moffitt wrote:
> 
> > begin  Joakim Ziegler  quotation:
> > > I mean, sure, 20MB attachments is starting to suck a lot. 650MB is
> > > just ridiculous. But people use it because there's nothing else that
> > > works as easily and with so little chance of failure.
> > 
> > 	I don't know of anyone who accepts individual e-mails over
> > 3MB, whether that's at the MTA level or MDA.
> 
> I do, and I've configured my employer's mailserver to do so as
> well. Why? Because we make ASIC design software, and frequently need to
> receive > 10Mb verilog files from customers with problems. It's just the
> nature of the business. There's no more user-time-efficient way of getting
> a single large file to a single recipient. And as long as both parties
> have fat pipes and underloaded MTAs, there's no problem.
> 
> It would be nice if there was a good way for casual users to easily
> publish things like "funny" videos and share links to them; there have
> been various services which provided this, but they tend to get
> overwhelmed by porn and warez for the obvious reasons.

You mean you don't have a "My Web Pages" folder on your desktop ;-)

Peace.

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Karsten M. Self <kmself@ix.netcom.com>        http://kmself.home.netcom.com/
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