[SATLUG] message etiquette
bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Tue Jan 12 22:50:25 CST 2010
> On Monday 11 January 2010 12:42:28 am Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>> Tweeks wrote:
>>> On Sunday 10 January 2010 12:29:24 pm Bruce Dubbs wrote:
>>> As another mailmail admin, I'll also tell you that SOME posts get
>>> filtered if they're too big (are treated as Spam) by many stock mailmail
>>> based lists.
>> Good idea! We already delete most attachments. I just lowered the size
>> limit to 7K. That should bounce most of the longer messages.
> Hmm.. 7k is a bit restrictive man. I mean headers alone can easily be 3k-4k
> (your reply just now had a 3.7k header). Regular email is about 2k per page.
> So figure a hard core in depth in-line reply might work out to 5-6 pages..
> that's like 18k.
Well I just looked at your message and it was 2862 bytes including
headers. When I chose 7K, I looked at my messages and anything over
about 5K was substantially unedited replies.
> Traditionally... I find 40k a good default size.. More tends to either be spam
> or HTML email (both are evil). If you want to get tight, 18-20k might be ok.
> Just tell people to let you know if their stuff isn't getting through.
Mailman should respond with a message that the file should be trimmed.
I didn't check though. I'll go ahead and go to 12K. That should be
plenty. Mailman strips html and attachments.
Its a balancing act. Different people have different attitudes. Some
people don't care what they send to 468 subscribers.
> More strict than that and you'll be labled an email-nazi. ;)
Too late :)
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