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Re: EMAIL != FTP
From: "M. David Leonard" <mdl () equinox shaysnet com>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 07:55:17 -0400 (EDT)



        Sorry, can't resist replying here.  In my limited (7 years) 
experience, 99% of all large file transfers via e-mail consist of dancing 
babies, horny snowmen, clumsy reindeer/monkeys/people movie clips.  Oh, 
did I mention the plethora of cutesy jack-o-lanterns around October 
31st?  I also find it remarkable that no one seems to protect these 
'sensitive' documents with PGP or another encryption method since we all 
know that e-mail is in plain text.  What were you saying about ftp being 
insecure?

                                        David Leonard
                                        ShaysNet


On Fri, 25 May 2001, Mitch Halmu wrote:


So what's a regular user to do? Email it! Hence the legitimate use of
email for transmission of large files. Most ISPs know that if they start
limiting this privilege, users will migrate to someone that allows it.



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