Seebs wrote:
> On 2010-04-14, Josh Cheek <josh.cheek / gmail.com> wrote:
>> Sorry, I do my email online, so used the wrong terminology. I just mean that
>> gmail will take 50 posts about ruids, and group them all together in a
>> single thread, so it doesn't spam my inbox. It also filters the threads out
>> and sets them in their own separate area, so they never touch my inbox at
>> all. If your _client_ ;) didn't do this, I can see how the list could spam
>> your inbox.
> 
> You don't seem to understand.
> 
> It doesn't matter whether you *see* them.  If they're sent, they're taking
> up bandwidth for every single reader, and that is a significant cost.
> 
>> Is email bandwidth even an issue these days?
> 
> Yes.  It's a HUGE issue.  Largely because about 96% of it is spam.
> 
>> I stream all of my music, all
>> day. Pretty sure one minute of streaming music exceeds an entire month's
>> worth of emails (assuming no attachments).
> 
> Nope.  More importantly, remember that the emails go to *every reader*.
> 
> -s

Well you could do as I do and use a newsreader to read the messages.  It 
only downloads the headers and places them in threads which makes it 
very fast to scan and determine what to read.