On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 3:41 PM Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski
On Tuesday, 02 October 2018 at 12:55, Igor Gnatenko wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 2, 2018 at 12:50 PM Dominik 'Rathann' Mierzejewski <
> dominik(a)greysector.net> wrote:
> > Dear developers,
> Hello, Dominik ;)
> sorry for a slightly off-topic post, but I've noticed that a significant
> > number of posters is sending HTML e-mail to this list (not to mention
> > top-replying), which generates unnecessary network traffic. Some people
> > pay for every bit downloaded, so they're paying for the same information
> > twice, because the e-mails are sent with multipart/alternative format,
> > which contains BOTH text/plain and text/html. One thing I noticed those
> > senders have in common is that they use Gmail.
> > So, a plea to Gmail users: please stop sending HTML e-mail to Fedora
> > mailing lists.
> I'm sending you this HTML email because Google dropped possibility to send
> plaintext emails. Sorry =(
Stop sending e-mail to public mailing lists using Gmail, then? Or are
you going to pay for affected people's bandwith? Mailing lists have push
delivery model, so it's not possible to filter-out only HTML e-mail
before it's already downloaded.
I don't think we want to exclude people on mobile devices from
discussions. There are multiple reasons for not being able (or
willing) to sit in front of a PC when discussions happen here in real
time - among them, "office hours" depend on your time zone, some
people are contributing in their free time and have $DAYJOB where they
don't sit at a PC, watching the mailing lists, but might only become
aware of ongoing discussions on their mobile devices.
This happens to me quite often - discussions happen while I'm unaware
(or only have a phone with me), and by the time I'm at my PC, they are
over, decisions have been reached, everybody has moved on. I don't
think policies which would effectively discourage discussion
contributions by non-professionals / volunteers would be helpful. A
programmatical solution to the "HTML problem" at the server level
would be preferable (if possible) ...
(Sent from GMail in Plain Text mode on my fedora machine)
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