Changes between Version 50 and Version 51 of Email

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11/03/10 14:29:22 (9 years ago)
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    7373== Message size limit and handling large attachments == 
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    75 There is a 50MB message size limit; see ticket #242 for a discussion about that. (Attachments are base64 encoded which expands them by a factor of 4/3.)  
    76 Big email messages are generally a bad idea and poor use of bandwidth. Instead, CAL suggests that you put large file you'd otherwise attach to e-mails on your personal website in ~/www/files/ (or something like that) on the filesystem side, and then just send the other person a link to that, http://www.astro.columbia.edu/~USERNAME/files/ . If you put an 'index.html' file in your ~/www/ directory, the subdirectories under that (e.g., ~/www/files/) will be hidden from random Internet users (and search engines). 
     75There is a 50MB message size limit; see ticket #242 for a discussion about that. Attachments are base64 encoded which expands them by a factor of 4/3.  
     76Big email messages are generally a bad idea and poor use of bandwidth. Instead, CAL suggests that you put large files you'd otherwise attach to e-mails on your personal website in ~/www/files/ (or something like that) on the filesystem side, and then just send the other person a link to that, http://www.astro.columbia.edu/~USERNAME/files/ . If you put an 'index.html' file in your ~/www/ directory, the subdirectories under that (e.g., ~/www/files/) will be hidden from random Internet users (and search engines). 
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    7878For other ways to transfer large amounts of data see [wiki:"Transferring Large Data"].