Markus Krummenacker wrote,
K> At 14:52 5/15/95, David W. Tamkin wrote:
T> Third, on some systems users are limited in the number of mail items they
T> may receive or store as well as (or instead of) by the byte count of their
T> mailboxes, and digests help them stay under quota;
T> Fourth, on systems that charge for receiving email by the byte count of the
T> incoming letter, invariably there is a block size, and you pay for whole
T> blocks, the final fractional block of the letter costing you the same as
T> a whole one. For such subscribers, digests are a godsend because fewer
T> fractions are wasted.
K> Thanx for telling us about these two points. The first time I have heard
K> about these issues. Sounds pretty brain-dead to me. :-)
K> Does anybody have an idea (or actual data) regarding how large a fraction
K> of Internet users have to suffer under such conditions ?
I believe that "third" applies to America OnLine [the "as well as" phrase
but not the "instead of" alternative]. "Fourth" is the case for CompuServe
customers billed on their Standard Plan.