Re: META: Attachments

From: Eugene Leitl (
Date: Thu Jul 26 2001 - 03:12:09 MDT

On Wed, 25 Jul 2001, Zero Powers wrote:

> Oh, I get it! If I want to send you, say, a MS Word document, rather
> than simply email it to you, I should set up a web site, post it there
> and then email you the link?

You make it sound like it's something major. Your ISP reserves several
MBytes space for you already, just upload the file and tell the URL.

If you want it really fancy, get DSL and run a webserver on your home
machine, with a redirectioni URL to it if you don't have a static IP.

Either way round, sending attachements to a ML is not the way to do it. My
academic ISP has started filtering out executable attachements (.doc
included), after they realized that the bulk of executable attachements
passing through the mailserver was worms and viruses.

> Personally I'd rather snail mail it. But to each his own.

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