On 8/2/05, John P. Looney <valen at tuatha.org> wrote:
> On Sun, Jul 31, 2005 at 08:01:43PM +0100, Dave O Connor mentioned:
> > This is my observation, too. it doesn't make using email for large
> > attachments any less retarded.
>> It'd be cool if trying to send attachments through webmail optionally
> stripped the attachments from the mail, and placed them on a webserver,
> and just emailed the recipients a URL.
Personally I'd be very interested in such a solution - not from a
practical point of view, but rather from an "interesting technology"
point of view.
Is there any current implementation of this available to study, or are
you just theorising?
> Much neater. And, if you recorded
> the size & mdd5sum of each attachment, you could just have one copy of
> each attachment - smashing for the next time some viral marketing expert
> is the source of some 20MB animation that everyone mails to their mates.
>> Of course, then you are back to the old "modifying email" problem. You
> could bounce it, with a message of "attachments larger than 2MB will be
> refused unless you put 'strip, and leave online for XX days' in the
> message somewhere.
> For astrology and the rest to flourish it is only necessary that those with
> an IQ in double figures do nothing.
> -- Lucy Mangan
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