A plea to classiccmpers

From: John Lawson <jpl15_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Jan 22 13:19:02 2003

On Wed, 22 Jan 2003, Daniel Hicks wrote:

> Pay by the minute for connection time? You're getting screwed.

  Yeah, like Hotmail is the Deal of the Century... I guess where you live
they never heard of the rest of the world, or that Classiccmp just *might*
be read in COTUS (Countries Other Than the US)... hmmm?

  When I lived in India, my ISP charged by the message unit, it was not
uncommon for my monthly bill to be Rs. 15,000 to 17,000. And the Rupee is
48 to the dollar - you do the math.

  Of course you seem to miss the point - that on a universal mailing list
like this, there is a certain etiquette that evolved so all users of the
List can gain maximum benefit - not just the vast majority of MS users.

  I am running a strictly ASCII mailer - Pine to be exact, under a Unix
shell account. Mime, Base64, attachments, jpegs... and long, untrimmed
multi-hundred line (already-read) messages with "Me Too!" prepended is
what he (and I) (and many others) are complaining about.

  Just FYI....


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