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Re: mozilla.deb, get it while its hot

On Thu, 2 Apr 1998 17:00:56 +0200 (CEST), you wrote:

>On Thu, 2 Apr 1998, Peter S Galbraith wrote:
>> At my lab, after installing MS-Outlook as the `corporate EMail system',
>> the Informatics guy send 200 users a document explaining that each user 
>> had a 20 MB mailbox limit and explained how to automatically delete `old'
>> mail.  
>> His 1-page note was sent as a 1MB Word document filling up 5% of everyone's
>> mailbox, using up a lot of ressources to send in 200 copies!
>Well, I can tell you that where I work (not for Philips actually, don't
>blame them.) 15,000 other people work. And yes, we do get sent word
>documents by the mass. The address list they use for that purpose is split
>on alphabet. The result is that the word document is not the biggest part,
>the header is: 300KB just for the letter k. Add to that the size of the
>body and multiply by 15,000 <sigh>

This same thing happens here.  If you send to a "mailing list" it adds
everyone on that list to the "To:" line. Ugh.

Last place I worked, we used cc:Mail.  Our connection to our parent company
was by a 14.4 modem.  Some people would send huge (3Meg) power point things,
or 3 line word documents with full color company logo bitmaps for letterhead.
The real problem was that the phone line was shared with our fax machine and
our dial up ISP.  I considered those 2 hour messages as a denial of service
attack and limited the size of received mail to 100k or so.

I was about ready to write a program that would examine the cc:Mail logs and
generate some kind of reply, containing some "hints" on proper mail conduct,
but never got my roundtuit.

Dale P. Smith
Cleveland Linux Users Group: http://cleveland.lug.net/

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