OT - Outbound mail server integrated with FTP

Logan Shaw lshaw at emitinc.com
Mon Aug 14 22:43:09 IST 2006

On Mon, 14 Aug 2006, Dave Shariff Yadallee - System Administrator a.k.a. The Root of the Problem wrote:
> On Mon, Aug 14, 2006 at 11:36:57AM -0500, John Schmerold wrote:
>> I'm looking for a solution to the problem of large (often duplicated)
>> email attachments. It seems to me that a simple solution to the problem
>> is to have a specially configured outbound mail server that detaches
>> attachments from any email greater than 50K, generates an ftp account
>> and inerts a message at top of the email saying "go to
>> ftp://un:pw@ftpserver.com for attachment referenced in this email.
>> If the server was really smart, it would generate a CRC of each outbound
>> attachment so duplicates could be stored as one file.
>> Anyone see anything like this? I've been doing some Googling, without
>> great success.

> FTP By Mail used to exist but was a bit unpopular.

Wouldn't this be more like Mail By FTP?

   - Logan

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