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Re: huge lists

--On Wed, Oct 21, 1998 1:43 am -0700 "Steve Lamb" <morpheus@teleute.ml.org>

> On Wed, 21 Oct 1998 18:27:30 +1000, Tyson Dowd wrote:
>>Every single time this comes up, people who don't pay for internet
>>access by the minute or the megabyte pop up and try to be helpful
>>with "solutions" such as .procmail scripts or mail scoring.
>     Well, pardon me for this one assumption but...  If a person is paying
> minute/per megabyte I then assume one isn't connected 24/7 and isn't
> mail sent directly to their machine.  So...  What is stopping them from
> those helpful procmail filters on the SERVER side to reduce the load a

Well, I use server-side filtering, simply to separate into mailboxes.  But
I'm at a 'Big University'.  Most people, who received their home email from
ISPs, cannot use server-side filtering either.

So I am inclined to agree that a fast web-based system would be a good
service for our users and developers.  Personally, I find the current web
system very useful - but the several hundred K index files don't bother me. 
I certainly wouldn't object to smaller ones, though.


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