Linked by Thom Holwerda on Thu 12th Apr 2012 08:59 UTC
Internet & Networking I would honestly serve at the altar of the person that did this. Keep the debugging information, but for the love of god, make your email client do something pretty and useful with it.
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"But that's just a fancy way of putting a link in the mail, more or less. Perhaps a neat integration of your email client with your cloud-storage."

Putting links in emails is only half the problem. I can send my parents files by uploading the files to my web server and emailing them a link. But they cannot send me files this way and neither can most people. Integrating email and P2P in a standard way would be a complete & efficient solution that everyone can use without much difficulty.

"problems and opportunities for webmail.
It would need to be an out-of-band delivery unless you wanted to redesign the SMTP protocol (which isn't going to happen)."

Oh I know that, even if it could be extended, I don't have any confidence that changes to SMTP would be widespread enough to make the plan viable. The only way such a system could work is on a new email platform where all clients supported these features from the get-go without worrying about legacy compatibility.

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