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Line's Busy

Besides storage space, email messages also need availability to bandwidth. If the network is too busy to handle your email messages, your email program will seem sluggish and might make it difficult to use email effectively. When email messages have large attachments, the available bandwidth can be used up quickly.

Case Study 10-3

McKenzie got an email from her best friend in accounting about the new codes for travel. After she read it, she realized that her friend would love to see the vacation pictures she had taken with her digital camera. She replied to the message, attached the pictures, and sent the email on its way.

Later that afternoon, someone from the network team came down to talk to her. McKenzie had clicked Reply All and sent her pictures to everyone in the company. Besides the embarrassment of sending the pictures, the email message had nearly shut down company email because the network was bogged down with the large attachments.



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