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