Re: Attachments

From: Marko Mäkelä (
Date: 2001-08-03 08:47:23

On Fri, 3 Aug 2001 wrote:

> The other option which springs to mind is that the router store the
> attachment when the email is received, and substitute for a html link back
> to

On discussion forums such as mailing lists and newsgroup, I prefer links
to attachments for various reasons, including:

- those who are not interested or are away from their e-mail for extensive
  periods don't risk exceeding their incoming mail quota
- the load on the infrastructure is smaller (the mail gateways of all
  subscribers, the mailing list server and the mailing list archive)
- there is less risk of technical problems: the sender can verify the
  appearance of the document before sending and re-sending anything, which
  is not so true for e-mail attachments

Only if the mailing list server can be equipped with something that
extracts attachments and replaces them with links, I can accept sending
attachments.  But I don't think that such a system could be made
bullet-proof with the limited resources we have.  I'd rather use those
resources for developing something for the Commodore.

As far as I know, there are free home page hosting services that you could
use for storing documents you want to distribute to the cbm-hackers
audience.  One of the first ones was GeoCities.


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