Sending files as attachments to emails.

  Les 17:26 21 Mar 2003

I have, recently, sent some very large files as attachments to a well respected member of this forum. Stupidly, I didn't zip them and, as a result this person's mailbox was well and truly bogged down leading to the return of these files to yours truly.

I make no bones about the foolishness of this action and suggest that, in the same circumstances, you remember this and do what I didn't do - zip 'em.

To the person involved I can only say that, if this caused him a lot of trouble, I do apologise.

Needless to say I have learned my lesson.

  Djohn 17:34 21 Mar 2003

Done it myself in the past, without thinking, so join the very large club! :o(

  wee eddie 17:52 21 Mar 2003

My little brother is a a prime example in this. Often forget that those of us on bicycles take quite a while to down load mail with two or three .bmp photos' in.

Les - your not alone in this, but making small slips is much better than not communicating at all.

Don't let it stop you.

  Les 22:43 21 Mar 2003

I'll not stop sending attachments when asked but I will try to remember to zip then first!
Nevertheless folks, it's nice to know that someone else drops a clanger occasionally.

As I said, on this occasion it was to someone who's help has benefited many on this forum - hence the self indictment.

Thanks for your replies - they are appreciated.

  wee eddie 09:44 22 Mar 2003

To try saving your file in a different format.

say a .bmp as a .jpg or a Word.doc as a .txt file

you may not even have to zip those

  VoG™ 13:29 22 Mar 2003


It isn't your fault, it is Blueyonder's. Senders receive a mailbox full error when it isn't. It has been like this for months now and BY have (apparently) done nothing to fix it.

I'll contact you with an alternate e-mail address.

I read this yesterday and thought nothing more of it. I didn't realise that you meant me - the "well respected" didn't ring any bells!

  Wrpoaf 13:48 22 Mar 2003

I use an, if you sent a mail large than 1MB, It must be Bang!
Sometimes, I thought, Mail Server caught the throble.

  anchor 16:17 22 Mar 2003

I have tried twice to send you a personal "thank you" for your help over the XP-mbr problem that I posted recently.

Twice it was returned to me stating your mailbox was full. This must be VERY annoying.

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