Recently I have been using using dropbox's public url feature to share my files over email. I'm looking for some information on if it's the best thing to do.
Attachments over email
1. Searching the attachments over email is easier and you get it in seconds. 2. You can forward the same mail with attachments to other recipient in jiffy
1. Unnecessary blocking of memory because of heavy files 2. Variants of files sent to and fro without versioning over email.
Using public URL for files.
1. No unnecessary bloating of mail server 2. Files can be downloaded separately when required.
1. Searching for a particular file (and also searching for the content inside the file) which was related to specific mail is difficult and not possible. 2. In few of organization access to mail port are open but not to many of internet site, ie. access to dropbox etc. might be closed.
Are these real advantages/disadvantages and have I missed any?