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6 reasons why email attachments are broken

All of us are doing it. Some of us even do it daily! We still ask colleagues, friends, and customers to send us files in an email. But email attachments are a relic of the past, and we should all stop doing it … today!

Originally, email was intended as a new electronic system to exchange text messages, a replacement for snail mail. In the beginning, sending files was a hack only practiced by geeks. To send a file in an email, it was included in the text using an encoding.

It goes back to 1992 when email attachments were introduced in the MIME standard and the first actual email attachment — as we know it today — was sent. Since then nothing has changed much. We’re still stuck with a decades old technology which has its limitations.

So let’s look into the limitations and see how we can do better…

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Save email attachments in your Cloud Storage keep your inbox cleaned up

You want to receive large email attachments but they should not jam your inbox?

Use CloudWok to upload attachments directly into your Cloud. Your inbox will show the original email text and let you access the files by a link which automatically replaces the attachment.

So you can save lots of space in your inbox and have the files already neatly sorted into the correct folders in your Cloud.

Image provided by Isaac Bowen under creative commons license CC BY-SA 2.0
Image provided by Isaac Bowen under creative commons license CC BY-SA 2.0

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