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From: hplabs!hplms2!gatech!raven!rcd (Dick Dunn)
Subject: a plea - don't send huge postings
Date: 1990-02-13 09:01:14 GMT

I STRONGLY urge the folks on this list not to send huge messages - such as
large "lists of stuff" - in single postings to the homebrew list. The
recent posting of brewpubs is what provoked me to send this, although I
want to point out that (a) the list was interesting, useful, etc., and (b)
I particularly don't want to single out this posting.

The problem is that BIG MAIL MESSAGES BREAK THINGS!!! There are various
limits on how big a mail message can be...some mailers choke on > 32 K or
> 64 K; some Internet sites reject messages > 50 K and most reject > 100 K.

Can we find a way to stash large compilations, etc., where folks can grab
them when they want them, without sending them to the entire list? Could
the digestifier reject messages above a certain size? I would like to
keep Rob from getting hassled by lots of bounce messages.
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Dick Dunn {ncar;ico;stcvax}!raven!rcd (303)494-0965
or rcd@raven.uucp

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