Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Attachments are bad. Avoid!

Don't send attachments. If you can possibly avoid it.

If you put content which could be in the body of the email in an attachment you are saying:
  • you don't care about the extra time and effort involved in viewing the message.
  • your time is more important than that of the person receiveing the message.
  • you don't consider people who view emails through a browser. (Not every web based email client can display attahcments, even PDFs)
  • you don't care about the users bandwidth or the time it takes to download the message. (Not everyone has broadband)

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