From one point of view this is a good, affirmative factor about mailing. One does not need to worry about over limiting their storage in their Inbox as now every mailing service like Hotmail, Yahoo, Gmail etc provides storage limit in Gigabyte’s. However, from another point of view people have forgotten their manners and courtesy of sending someone a large attachment which will not only take much more time to download but a lot of internet speed too. May be receiving a large attachment might not be annoying or irritating to some people if they are expecting it for their own benefit. I have observed a lot of people sending their friends their own personal pictures even if they know that they are not interested in looking at it. But they do it to forcefully share them, brag about their belongings or to make the most out of the inexpensive internet service they have.
It’s insensitive for people to mail each other even if they are friends or colleagues a large attachment before informing them about it. Now this may seem a little bit of unorthodox for some people. As we come from a time period where everyone is thinking about themselves rather than caring about others. We do things the way we like them, preferring our convenience over others. Sending someone a large attachment without asking them or at least letting them know in the same mail can cause some troubles for the receiver. The receiver might be in a hurry to go somewhere and once he or she ends up downloading your large attachment, they get stuck. The more that file downloads the more they are wedged to complete the whole thing rather than start all over again the next time. Sometimes people send a large attachment to their friends which is basically their own stuff which probably they want an opinion on. They send the mail with a subject that will make the other person open it and download that file. Later on when your friend is done downloading that file they find out it was nothing in there for their own interest rather it was a picture of you, or a presentation you wanted their opinion on.
The major purpose of this whole article is, yes, sending attachments are a plus point for internet users but we should not abuse the advantages of it by misusing them. Every time you are planning on sending a large attachment, ask for his or her permission. If that seems too weird to you than at least inform them in the mail that the file might take sometime to download or what it’s about so that the receiver be able to download it to their very own convenience.