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From: Kevin Atkinson (kevinatk_at_[hidden])
Date: 2000-05-14 19:54:04

On Sun, 14 May 2000, Beman Dawes wrote:

> Attachements on boost list postings are no longer allowed.
> If this proves to be a problem, we will re-enable them. But most
> attachments seem to be things which should have gone in the
> files/vault, or been included in the message, or not posted in the
> first place. Coupled with a fear of attachment viruses, it seems
> best to disable attachments.

I think you are over reacting. How about simply not allowing large
attachments over say 32k or so. Small inline attachments are
quite useful as they can allow the source code to be easily separated from
the message. Besides, it is never a good idea to open an attachment that
is an executable, and there is no reason for an excitable attachment in
boost. If you limit attachment size to say 32k then it would pretty much
rule out executables.

Kevin Atkinson

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