Re: limiting email sizes when sending files
"John A. Sullivan III" <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
If it is of any help, we are just about finished with an enhancement to
the mailscanner and zendto projects where mailscanner can be optionally
configured to detect emails larger than a given size, send the
attachments to ZendTo (a dropbox like server) and rewrite the email to
contain a link to pick up the files.
That's nice if the senders don't mind their files put on a web server
and if the recipients don't refuse to download them. Are the files at
least protected by passwords, and do the senders get a notification with
a way to delete their files?
I've toyed with the same idea and I take your points about file deletion
as well. It's not uncommon to see the same file transferred to many
recipients when such file is much better placed on a company website.
You can also track downloads of documents from a website, then you get a
better idea of whom and how many people were interested enough to look
at the file in question -- throw it blindly at an email end user and you
are more likely to see it discarded than looked over properly.
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