[OT]Mail filtering (Re: [PLUG] FOSS for Maths meet at BP)
mehul.n.ved at gmail.com
Fri Feb 22 22:21:46 IST 2008
On Sat, Feb 23, 2008 at 12:17 AM, " शंतनु महाजन (Shantanoo Mahajan)
> Hi Mehul,
> I strongly agree with you; when only one person has issue, that person
> set up mail filters.
That was my point.
> But, I would like to draw your attention to following:
> - Total number of people on plug list: 1000 (just giving an example. I
> suppose it more than that)
> - Size of e-mail sent = 5 KB (4.8 KB to be precise)
> - Effect data transferred = 5 KB * 1000 = 5000 KB = ~5 MB
> - Cost per MB = 1 Re. (GPRS = 2 paise/KB)
> Who is bearing this cost?
> I don't mind receiving huge number of unwanted e-mail if someone is
> providing me free bandwidth.
> Also, for filtering one e-mail, 'n' CPU cycles are required. (Think
> about utility computing. You pay for
> CPU cycles you use).
> For 1000 filters, 1000*n CPU cycles are required.
> We can think similarly on following points:
> - Electricity
> - (Hu)man hours
> - Cost for storing archive
I'm sorry for not being clear. I never meant the spammers, my
statement was just in this context where only a small section of
people may want to filter the e-mail.
I have nothing against the either party.
> PS: Nothing personal. If you feel offended, please forgive me.
No offence taken.
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