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November 1, 2006

Gmail Attachments with a Life of Their Own

Gmail attachments need to have their own life. You should be able to forward scattered attachments. If you don't need an attachment, you should delete it, without deleting the entire mail. Attachments should be searchable, as they provide much more context to an email.

Yahoo Mail tries to implement separate views for attachments and the result is impressive. Maybe Google decided to wait until GDrive's launch.


  1. I'm saying this already years :) Glad I'm not the only one.

  2. I'm sure they will at some point between now and next summer.
    Seems far off, but thats just a max really, hehe.

    I would love to be able to search for attachments, and i know my friend would love to as well after skipping by a template i sent him 4-5 times.

    As for GDrive, ooo, possibly a longer time before we see this out and working.
    There will probably be a limited GDrive, say, 30-50Gigs or something at first (even that might be a far stretch for the systems)

  3. well, i do like to attachments to be saved :)

    Once i send'em i know there is a copy-safe on the inet of the file... and i can dl it anywhere... "Have you seen... wait a moment i have a copy on the mail, coz i send it to my boss 3 months ago"

    Anyway maybe im just talkin on advance... because ive never run out of space yet :P


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