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Take Control of Sharing Files in Leopard by Glenn Fleishman

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Avoid Relying on Email

Even if you're just trying to exchange one file with one other person, a file server can help you step around the problems of Internet email in the modern age. For instance, because of viruses and worms, many companies and some ISPs ban all or certain kinds of attachments, even from or to Mac users who can't be infected but can accidentally transmit attacks by forwarding attachments.

In other cases, you or your recipient might not be able to receive attachments larger than a certain size—typically 2 MB to 10 MB, depending on the ISP—or might pay extra to store a mailbox with a large attachment. And for people behind relatively slow Internet connections, being able to choose when to start long downloads rather than having ...

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