Re: Allowing attachments
A couple of things: Some news clients will leave attachments on the server until told to download them. I am not sure if Thunderbird will do this but have used others that do.toggle quoted messageShow quoted text
Secondly, there may be a setting on the list server that limits the size of an attachment. One can set it at some reasonable size.
Thirdly, I think many mail servers have a limit on attachment or message size. I have gotten notices from Earthlink that something I sent was too large.
Before deciding to ban attachments altogether I think alternatives should be explored. For instance, someone on a metered or slow link might be able to use a setting to leave attachments on the server. I don't know if this is possible for those using the web site rather than a mail client because I rarely use web mail clients but those who do can find out fairly easily.
I think for a highly technical list like this one being able to post relatively small attachments is almost a necessity. However, I agree that the size be limited. I suggest also that if no attachments are allowed or only small ones are that we find a suitable web site for posting them. There are quite a number but some require a membership or registration. A bit of a PITA but maybe necessary to prevent hacking.
On 5/17/2020 10:24 AM, Jim Strohm wrote:
I agree with Dave on attachments -- not JUST for the cost to deliver (some