Re: Removing the indent-string quote marker '>' in emails.
On Sun, 3 Jan 2010 11:39:51 -0700
RobertHoltzman <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 03, 2010 at 09:26:54AM -0500, Celejar wrote:
> > Is this really true? Is the total amount of upstream bandwidth that
> > spam consumes really that expensive (eSpam in e-mail started to become
> > a problem when the Internet was opened up to the general public in the
> > mid-1990s. It grew exponentially over the following years, and today
> > comprises some 80 to 85% of all the email in the world, by
> > conservative estimate.[specially at the ISP wholesale
> > level) ?
> From http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spam_(electronic):
> "Spam in e-mail started to become a problem when the Internet was opened
> up to the general public in the mid-1990s. It grew exponentially over
> the following years, and today comprises some 80 to 85% of all the email
> in the world, by conservative estimate."
I understand that the vast majority of email is spam, but IIUC, the
vast majority of traffic (by bytes) on the 'net is video and other
non-text content. The bandwidth consumed by spam is probably a drop in
the bucket compared to that used by Youtube, Bittorrent, Hulu, etc.
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