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Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates

From: Jon Grant
Subject: Re: [Fsfe-uk] Administrivia: html duplicates
Date: Mon, 28 Jan 2008 13:57:43 +0000


> > >No, I'm running mutt on my home machine, which fetches it using
> > >fetchmail.  CPU time is not a problem, disk reading time is.
> >
> > Are you running on a 286 or so?
> Did I say "CPU time is not a problem"?  Oh yes, I did.
> > Your mailbox will most likely largely be
> > in RAM too.
> Why would it be in RAM?  It often won't have been touched for hours
> between the last mail going into it (and that will have been an append
> so probably won't have read more than a few kB) and me reading it.  A
> lot of other things will have happened since then.

My point is just that it's a performance issue, I have no problem
using Thunderbird or even Outlook on client's machines, so it's a Mutt
issue, rather than a list issue to accommodate mailers which can't do
HTML even though email has been delivered as HTML for 10 years.
Crucially most emails are sent in plain, and HTML, so why not just
look at that part if you have issue with the HTML part?

> > These are issues for your client to deal with.. rather than the rest
> > of the world to optimise for you! (Hopefully I don't sound too
> > blunt..)
> Or I can just leave.  Or less drastically dump all HTML messages at the
> server so I'll just miss people who post that way.

It would be shame to loose you.., but then wouldn't it be a shame to
exclude all those Outlook, Yahoo and GMail users we would like to
incorporate into our movement?

Cheers, Jon

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