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Re: limiting email sizes when sending files

Ivan Shmakov <ivan@gray.siamics.net> writes:

> 	It's not unusual to compress the files before the Base64
> 	encoding is applied.  And indeed, the compression ratio may
> 	vary.

And when the files are compressed, they can be smaller than they are
uncompressed --- so it's amazing that base64 doesn't involve automatic
compression.  Perhaps "base65" should be invented, which would compress
the file if it does get smaller and then encodes it with base64.  If
such a base65 was the default way of sending all email and if (most of)
the headers would be compressed as well, a lot less data would have to
be transferred.


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