Spamming

Dr. George Snedeker snedeker at SPAMconcentric.net
Sat Mar 10 07:36:32 MST 2001


I tend to agree with les on this issue. I seldom read long articles which
are included within email messages. it is easier for me to go to the link if
I desire to read these. I realize that this practice may effect people
differently in different parts of the world economy. I am only stating a
personal preference here. I think email messages function better as short
exchanges.I end up deleting most articles unless they are very short.
----- Original Message -----
From: Les Schaffer <schaffer at optonline.net>
To: marxism list <marxism at lists.panix.com>
Sent: Saturday, March 10, 2001 9:35 AM
Subject: Re: Spamming


> Patrick Bond said:
>
> > but I only use my home-based computer for downloading email. So I'm
> > one to vote for a full article (internet or otherwise) being
> > posted. And if sections of it are worth discussing, it also saves
> > everyone else having to go to the URL and plod through the load-up.
>
> i disagree.
>
> my sense of these lists are that the majority of subscribers will not read
> every piece. thus posting the whole thing is definitely a waste of
bandwidth
> _if_ the article is indeed available on the web. having a link offers the
> possibility of selective and delayed action, so for example those
interested
> can retrieve the article at the optimum time, or in your case, you could
> simply browse to the article when you return to work.
>
> remember too that the last 100 messages are archived at
>
> http://www.columbia.edu/~lnp3/maillist.html
>
> so even if you download the emails on your home machine (thus deleting
them
> from your mail server) they are always quickly retrievable for at least a
> day or two via this link.
>
> as far as plodding through the load-up of web pages, remember too that it
is
> possible to turn off images in most modern web browsers, and this can save
a
> considerable amount of time when downloading text-based pages.
>
> for example, in Internet Explorer,
>
>   Tools --> Internet Options --> Advanced -->
>
>       scroll down to where it says Multimedia -->
>
>          uncheck "Show pictures"
>
> Netscape has a similar scheme for turning off image downloads.
>
> a final  note: when posting URLs for long articles, be sure to provide the
> most direct link. so rather than submitting a URL whose page _includes_ a
> link to the stuff in question, provide the very link to the page in
question
> itself. that way there is less plodding to do.
>
> les schaffer
>
>
>






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