From: Eugen Leitl (
Date: Wed Nov 19 2003 - 04:13:28 CST

On Wed, Nov 19, 2003 at 12:11:14PM +0400, Alexandre Vakhrouchev wrote:
> Would U shorly describe your message, I already deleted it via telnet (too bulky).
> Thank you,
> Alex

List moderator,

can we please limit the size of list posts, or make attachements off-limits?

This is the second time a multi-MByte attachement gets posted.

Please think about poor dialup users, which can only download few kBytes/s
at a time, typically pay by the minute and have to start from scratch
once the connection gets dropped.

While it is possible to simulate a POP3 session via telnet, and delete
a message manually, no one should have to.

With the influx of new people into computational sciences we now have folks
which would cheerfully attach an .iso image, or a TByte trajectory file, and
hit send.

This has to be addressed at the infrastructure level.

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