[Mailman-Users] text-only versus graphical

George Sexton gsexton at mhsoftware.com
Tue Nov 21 17:34:02 CET 2006

Whatever. It's a religious discussion and I'm not interested in it.

Stephen J. Turnbull wrote:
> George Sexton writes:
>  > Dragon wrote:
>  > > HTML results in a lot of overhead,
>  > Since 99% of the mail that enters my server is spam of some sort, 
>  > worrying about a little overhead on the 1% that I actually care about 
>  > doesn't make a whole lot of sense.
> Assuming that spam mails and real HTML posts are of the same size,
> 100% effectiveness in spam filtering, and an HTML bloat factor of 2,
> you only need your average list to have 200 members for the bandwidth
> savings due to prohibiting HTML going out to equal the bandwidth lost
> to spam coming in.  Since realistically the HTML bloat factor is
> likely to be more like 5-10, the critical level is going to be closer
> to 100.

George Sexton
MH Software, Inc.
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