Why do people send large unsolicited attachments? I have just deleted 7 Mbytes in two attachments from Sony’s PR agency – Borkowski. People really need to go on a training course on email dos and don’ts. Storage costs money and sending large email attachments means that someone will have to store that 7 Mbyte of attachments for several years, on discs and tapes, which consume electricity, need constant upgrading and require greater amounts of storage space. There is an environmental impact.
Also, let’s not forget that I probably wasn’t the only person to get the info on the 24 megapixel Sony Alpha α850. If 1000 people were cc:ed on the email and received the same attachment, over 7 Gbytes of data would have been sent across the internet this morning – just for a single press release from one company. What a waste.
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