[AusNOG] Straw poll: what is your email message size limit?

Ross Wheeler ausnog at rossw.net
Tue Mar 26 12:47:07 EST 2013

> It's 2013.  Email *is* designed for file sharing - that's why every email
> client has an "attach file" button on it, and why we have protocols like

People complain and call for government intervention for the "excessive" 
10% surcharge cabcharge applies, and the "excessive" 2-5% credit card 

How'd they feel if they were made aware of the 33% "surcharge" file 
attachments via email are costing them (especially those sending and 
receiving them over 3G or other pay-per-byte delivery media).

MIME is an (expensive) workaround to move files via a mechanism that was 
never intended to send binary data. That it does so is more a testiment to 
people ingenuity. Doesn't make it "the right tool for the job" though, 
even if mail clients DO have an "Attach" button.

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