> Then I met real users.
>> Email _is_ used for file transfer. People expect to be able to attach even
> 100 MB files to emails. And why shouldn't they?
Because the recipient has to download the file.
> They understand how to
> attach and de-attach files. There is no technical reason why they should
> not be possible to do this.
There is. It's a dumb thing to do. This is why handrails and warning
signs were invented. To prevent the cranially challenged from pulling
hot saucepans down on themselves.
> My observation is that they would much rather
> wait for an email to be transfered - even with the 50% overhead - than
> they would learn FTP and have the recipient set up an FTP-server that they
> can upload to.
This is my observation, too. it doesn't make using email for large
attachments any less retarded.
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