** Sometime around 23:10 -0500 11/18/97, Adam Bailey said:
>The problem is, attachments are not really a standard. The way they're
>handled can vary from mailer to mailer, and from gateway to gateway.
Maybe the way they're *handled* can vary, but the attachments, themselves,
are *very* standard, for the most part.
Otherwise, they wouldn't be "attachments," they'd be "incomprehensible
body text," right? ;-)
>Message aize limits are a much more certain way to deal with attachments.
Message size limits have their, uh, *limits*, as well. Overall, I think
that *line count* limits are the LEAST effective way to deal with the
horrid beasts (yet they work tolerably well). I'm right now setting up
an experiment in Lyris -- on a "live" list -- to test its ability to
reject a broad range of attachments, with a nice little message back to
the sender. We'll see how it goes ...
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