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Re: compressed content-transfer-encoding?

1999-07-28 12:48:11
Just curious - has the idea of doing on the fly compression at the ESMTP
level ever been considered?

aarrgh.  SMTP is already complex enough.  the last thing I want to see
is more complex MTAs adding more failure cases.

I was thinking in terms of an ESMTP extension.   In any event, by your own
admission, doing it as a MIME type would break a lot of software at the end
points.  At least this way it is only attempted between mutually consenting
MTA's and is transparent to the end users.

Best Regards,

Tim Kehres
International Messaging Associates