[Full-Disclosure] FD should block attachments
mklinke at futzin.com
Fri Apr 2 18:23:25 BST 2004
On Friday 02 April 2004 10:27, Tim wrote:
> > Did you ever consider that people in some parts of the world pay
> > by the byte or by the time they're online, and attachments,
> > especially large ones *and* html email cost them money
> > personally?
> I have to agree here. There are some who would say that email was
> never intended as a means to transfer files. It is a very impolite
> way of getting a group of people a file. Sending a link, is much
> more considerate to the subscribers and to those hosting the list.
> I don't know if blocking all attachments is the answer here, since
> doing that would block many signatures, but perhaps it would be
> worthwhile to block all but a couple of mime types.
It shouldn't have to be an "all or nothing" solution. If some
enterprising sole simply re-distributed the raw list with
attachments, html, silly corporate signatures, and what-not stripped
I'd guess a fair percentage of the subscribers would move to the
re-distributed list. I can't imagine the current list "owners" would
object but I've been known to be wrong in the past .....
Regards, Mike Klinke
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