PA Outlook Add-on - Additional Functionality



  • Please concider adding an exception list based on the recipient(internet and exchange address list)/domain being sent to. Possibly also an option to not send to anyone in the current exchange organization…

    Situations, like internal e-mails, warrant not zip’ing a file. Internally, people just don’t always want to open an archive to get to a spreadsheet or presentation.

    Thanks Again!



  • Good Idea Jerry and I support the Addin!

    However, I disagree with the internal comment. I deal with spreadsheets over 200megs. The company I work for limits all internal emails to 20megs external mail to 10megs.

    Zip is a great way also to reduce the overall usage of memory and storage on the email server. If every user was sending full spreadsheets you would soon notice a decrease in speed when sending, opening and recieving messages and on the IS side an increase in complaints.

    Always think of the Domino effect.

    However, the idea to say all emails to Dave in accounts send it Zip Maximum Compression and Julie in Admin Zip in minimum is a nice idea! I also have external customers who do use 7zip so that would be fantastic if I could automate all emails to them into 7zip format!



  • Zip is a great way also to reduce the overall usage of memory and storage on the email server. If every user was sending full spreadsheets you would soon notice a decrease in speed when sending, opening and recieving messages and on the IS side an increase in complaints.

    Ok, well… first off, they are already sending and receiving files internally uncompressed. The benefit of this would be to the sender not having to hear back from recipients, “why do you zip everything you e-mail to me…” necessitating the obligatory… see quote above. Secondly, performance issues are the reason why there are quotas on mailboxes and size limits on messages to begin with. Thirdly, management isn’t springing to put PA on everyone’s desktop. As far as complaints are concerned, they will almost certainly be there whether mail is fast or not.

    I’m well aware of the benefits of compressing files and the positive affects this can have since I admin the mail server. However, most users in this organization (600 of them) and users at other companies I have dealt with, while being familiar with zip files don’t always want to open a zip to open their file, they just really want to open their file.

    Also, with many of them being mobile they aren’t going to want to buy another program (if they don’t already have one) to put on their palm / blackberry / whatever. Especially not so they can see the spreadsheet / presentation / whatever that mister cool guy with a PA plug-in sent them.

    So, while I appreciate your position, having the ability to turn it off for internal e-mail or specific users/domains as well as specifying something like a “send to profile” is still a very valid function request IMO.

    Thanks!


  • conexware

    @Jerry:

    Please concider adding an exception list based on the recipient(internet and exchange address list)/domain being sent to. Possibly also an option to not send to anyone in the current exchange organization…

    Situations, like internal e-mails, warrant not zip’ing a file. Internally, people just don’t always want to open an archive to get to a spreadsheet or presentation.

    Thanks Again!

    i am not sure if we can do so, but interesting idea…thanks!


 

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