Despite the emergence of cloud storage, temporary hosting and document-sharing platforms , sending files via email is still the most practical option. Count on users to make it as impractical as we can.
Text, graphics, audio, video – by now your inbox is a multimedia database via all the file attachments you’ve collected. But this database isn’t structured around those care packages, but rather around the envelopes they arrive in. All sorts of problems arise from this, both immediate and future.
Services like WeTransfer have become popular, for their larger filesize restrictions and ease of sharing across platforms. These solutions, however, present themselves merely temporary and are far from ideal when critical files are necessary at a later date.
We now try to list some of the more annoying pains involving email attachments, and provide safeguards to help dealing with them.
Organization – Try to have a folder exclusively»