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From: mike at (Mike Smith)
Subject: Re: [FD] FD should block attachments

>>am i missing something here?
>> because i realy do not see the issue.
>Yes, you are
>As far as I can see from the numerous postings on the list, the issue 
>isn't really recieving virii or anything else, it's the wasted 
>time/bandwidth etc etc that comes from attatchments, and the costs that

>places on users who pay by the minute or by the megabyte. I personally 
>don't think attatchments should be stopped, but I believe that's the 
>argument for their filtering?

	Having followed this list for the previous year, I can not say
that any and all possible attachments waste any more time than some of
the conversations that take place.  It gets ridiculous...  For me, it's
down to about 1 of every 10 threads and 1 of every 25 posts that holds
any interest of useful information...  Those are approaching my unusable

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