[Mail] email size mistake

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 2Shae, Nov 24, 2007.

  1. 2Shae macrumors 6502

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  2. motulist macrumors 601

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    Without going into unnecessary details, the bottom line is that email is such an old technology that it sends files in a way that makes them bigger in transit than the size they are on the sender and recipient's computer. So it'll be the same size when you receive it on the other end, but in transit it'll be slightly larger.

    If you want details on why this is the case, then read this.

    http://email.about.com/cs/standards/a/base64_encoding.htm
     
  3. 2Shae thread starter macrumors 6502

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    wow that's stupid technology :eek:

    i'll just use yousendit.com

    btw thanks for the quick reply!
     
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