pictures in birding-aus e-mails

To: Tom Tarrant <>
Subject: pictures in birding-aus e-mails
Date: Tue, 14 Oct 2003 15:40:33 +1000

When i had a 56k modem connection, i found it very annoying to receive files over 250kb.

I, for one, am all for photo attachments to emails, but maybe we can put a 250kb limit on email size for the sake of modem users?

Photos veiwed on a computer only require about a 70k file size without noticeable loss of quality.

What are your thoughts Russell?  



Tom Tarrant <>
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14/10/2003 02:50 PM

michael hunter <>
Re: [BIRDING-AUS] pictures in birding-aus e-mails

Hi Michael,

Are you referring to WildBirdSingapore (the Yahoogroup)?  Recently Yahoo
changed their policy to viewing emails on the web and now it is only
possible to receive images via email (I think this is correct but please
feel free to correct me if I'm wrong!)
This situation is fine if you have Broadband internet access but can be
very difficult receiving large files via a 'dial-up' modem account.
Currently I receive image attachments for the ABID of around 1.5mb and
these each can take 10-20 mins to download.

I'm not sure everyone on Birding-Aus would feel very happy receiving
large attachments without being asked if they want them first.
Would be great to get the views of other subscribers though,

Tom Tarrant

michael hunter wrote:

>Hullo Russell,
>                 I subscribe to the Singapore birding chatline, and they
>have some magnificent bird photos included in their e-mails, not as
>attachments. On investigating this phenomenon, it appears that the pics. are
>cut and pasted into the e-mail, and apparantly pictures cannot transmit

Tom & Marie Tarrant
Samsonvale, Queensland 4520


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