What software vendors can separate e-mail from its attachments? I've only heard of one company that does that.
I'd like to manage the storage of attachments (by far the most intensive
part) separately from my e-mail management. I've found that when I manually save attachments to my hard drive, some logic is lost between the e-mail, that I now have to delete as a "blob," and what I have now saved to disk. I may not have chosen a directory or filename appropriately on my local hard disk, and have lost valuable information that way. Also, when there's an e-mail thread, the logical chain is broken by having to save attachments locally and delete that big e-mail.
This was first published in April 2003