>I've run into an interesting problem hopefully someone has an answer
>I sent out the first edition of my newsletter to the subscribers of
>my mailing list. For some reason, the newsletter was not delivered
>in it's entirety to some of the users. The majority so far received
>the entire thing, but some people only received about 2/3 of the
>The newsletter was a 57k ascii message....
I seem to remember that 40K is the maximum size for a mail message
that won't run into troubles with mailers, and there are several
mailsplit programs around that break up messsages into parts to get
around that limit. Granted that there are many huge mail messages
being propagated around the world with some degree of success, but
that doesn't mean that all will.
Considering the 40K limit (or even a 20K limit) might even be better
since I find it easier to deal with a number of small messages dealing
with one topic/message than with huge messages covering the world.
I could get up on my soapbox and go into my standard tyrade about
people who misuse e-mail when they should be using ftp, and how they
abuse the sites in between (somebody e-mailed the entire X11 source
tree through my uucp site once when I was paying uunet and long
distance charges for the connection).
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Cutting the space budget really restores my faith in humanity. It
eliminates dreams, goals, and ideals and lets us get straight to the
business of hate, debauchery, and self-annihilation.
-- Johnny Hart