Don't send that attachment!
That turned out to be a mistake, seeing as the slides were 8Mb in size and the speaker sent it as an attachment.
To 350 people.
And then he realized he made a mistake and sent out an updated 9Mb version.
Do the math: 350 people * 17 Mb of slides = 5.95 Gb of file space taken up on the email servers that could have used up 9Mb on an internal website had a pointer been sent instead of sending the slides as attachments.
While it is a lot more convenient to send information to wide distribution lists as attachments, think twice about it if what you are sending is over 1 Mb or so. I've certainly been guilty of this myself, although not to the tune of almost 6 gigs. If you aren't careful, you might end up accidentally using up %661 more resources than you need, as in the example in this story. Even with disk space as cheap as it is, that's never good.
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