Martin Feitag wrote:
Rostyslaw Lewyckyj schrieb:
W. Watson wrote:
I've found that my SM mailer will not accept anything over 10M (See
Subject). However, I've recently gotten 18M wmv files from others. I
guess it's all about one's ISP?
Yeah I don't think there's any practical SM limit, it's up to your and
the recipients ISP and any in between systems. However with files that
large you should learn how to break them up into pieces. There's
standard machinery and standards for doing that. You:
encode the pieces -- UUencode or Yenc
break the file into pieces -- about 1-2MB each
calculate and prepare additiona error correcting pieces
Send the pieces as a series of separate messages.
- collects the pieces.
- If needed uses the error correcting pieces to correct
the main segments.
- decode segments
- rebuilds the original file
yes this ist an ISP limit. Nevertheless, keep in mind that FTP was
invented for large file-transfers, not email.
People should stop mailing big files but rather upload them somewhere
and email a link to the destination.
Are there ftp sites one can upload to? How does one go about
sending a file to an FTP site?
If you are at some university or middle-sized/big company: usually yes,
they have an FTP-server to exchange big amounts of data.
You can upload files even without an ftp-client with Seamonkey, just
login to the site via ftp://usern...@host.com and type in your password
when requested. Then select "File" from the menubar, there is an entry
for uploading a file. I can't rstart the browser right now to switch to
English and in SM2.0alpha the upload itsself doesn't work there but I
tested it already in SM1.1.x and it works fine. I made a short
screen-recording, it might help anyway: http://vimeo.com/3793353
If there's no FTP server available / for private use the transfer over
http via filehoster is easier than setting up an ftp server I guess ;-)
here's a list: http://www.filehoster.info/filehoster.php
Seamonkey itsself works fine with pretty large attachments, though
sending many big mails without deleting them and compressing the folers
afterwards blows up the size of the container files, which can cause
trouble too when it comes to gigabytes...
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