Complaint: large attachments (was Re: browser fonts )

Gabriel M Dragffy dragffy at
Mon Sep 11 09:26:55 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-09-11 at 11:10 +1000, Peter Garrett wrote:
> On Wed, 6 Sep 2006 18:36:28 -0400
> Paul Kaplan <pkaplan1 at> wrote:
> > Here we go.
> > T41 works, T43 doesn't
> > 
> Sorry but this is one of my pet hates. You sent 2 (two) image attachments.
> One of them was 2.43MB in size... [T43snapshot1.png  image/png (2.43MB)]
> Have you any idea how long that ties up people's dialup connections?
> Hint: it takes over *ten* minutes to download 2.4MB on the average dial-up
> link.
> Please, *never* do this again. If you have screenshots, put them on a
> server and link to them.
> You have wasted the bandwidth and time of countless dialup users with your
> thoughtlessness.
> Peter

Quite right, I'm on 2mb broadband here and it still knocks my system out
for a good five minutes (connection to mail provider is a bit rickety),
apart from anything else a lot of people don't have mailboxes that will
accept over 1MB. 

Peter: Just as a counter-measure depending on your client, I think most
you can configure not to download email messages/attachments over a
specified size. I know it's not ideal but occasionally there is someone
who pops on a 10MB log file or something ridiculous.

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