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Mon, 29 Jan 2001 11:33:05 +1100
At 09:49 29/01/01 +1100, DaZZa wrote:
>On Sun, 28 Jan 2001, Judy Harrison wrote:
> > Why is it, that there aren't Australian equivalents to e-groups or topica?
>Mailing lists can be incredibly expensive to run - I know of one list
>which is NOT published, and still has 700 subscribers - that means every
>message is copied outbound 700 times.
>When some idiot puts a 40k JPG on the end of a message, or posts a 20k
>HTML message instead of in text - that adds up to hideous amounts of
>money. In the case of the 40k JPG - about $4 for a single message.
That's ridiculous. We don't pay for OUTBOUND traffic in Australia and the
few inbound ACK's aren't worth counting. One would expect those costs to
be recovered quite easily.
I've got an Adult Pictorial mail list people post to all the time, with
anything from 20K to 100K images and it barely even puts a blip on the
traffic graphs. With over 3000 subscribers and more than 200 messages with
attachments a week, the cost is almost invisible compared to the hits and
services on the web site by the same users.