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Re: EMAIL != FTP
From: "Alexei Roudnev" <alex () relcom EU net>
Date: Fri, 25 May 2001 10:18:51 -0700


Few things are obvious:

(1) sender must be able to use simple _attach file_ feature to send a file,
without extra skills;
(2) receiver should be able to receive this file and open it as part of letter;
without extra skills.

If you want to create additional service, you can (by request) retract attachments
on the server, place them  on the web (you can virus - scan them if you want and
add virus warning)  and include html reference into the mail itself; but it cause
a lot of problems if customer uses something other that openlook - express. For
some cases it looks reasonable; for opthers, IMAP can solve the problem. And (of
course) you need _smart_ anty-spam filters which can be turn on / off by the
customer (and can have ON default).

My friends filter out SPAM by finding the same messages send to the hundred of the
custoimers at onse - this simple method drop the SPAM percent dramatically (just
again, it's important to allow receiving spam - it can be something except SPAM,
so they provide some way to look through removed messages, as I know). Anyway,
SPAm p[roblem and PARSEL problem are different ones.




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