Complaint: large attachments (was Re: browser fonts )

Eamonn Sullivan eamonn.sullivan at
Mon Sep 11 10:17:49 UTC 2006

On 9/11/06, Daniel Goldsmith <daniel.goldsmith at> wrote:
> On 9/11/06, Alexander Skwar <listen at> wrote:
> > That said, I agree to everything you said. Actually, I'd think
> > it would be good, if *NO* attachments at all were allowed, which
> > would also save us from those pesty HTML mails.
> That's a fantastic idea - the level of html-containing mail I receive
> on ubuntu-users is higher than the level I receive on all my other
> linux/technical mailing lists combined.
> Cut the froth - make it better.
> Daniel

I think the simple reason for that is that the list is used more
frequently by users new to linux/tech mailing lists. I think that's a
good thing, and should be encouraged. If the admins do disallow
attachments and HTML, I hope they also send a message back to the
sender, perhaps a FAQ on best-practices or somesuch.

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