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: Philip Storry849 02 Nov 2007
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Notes should be able to warn users when they try to send an email with certain words that could indicate an attachment, but there is no file attached.
 
 
This works by checking for words and phrases like "attachment" and "attached file" in the text of the mail, and then checks to see if there is actually a file is attached.  If there isn't a file, it warns the user that they may have meant to attach a file but did not.
 
(Come on, we've all done it!)
 
This feature should (like the spellchecker) not bother with the history text in replies or forwarded messages, to avoid tripping over the text put in place of stripped attachments.
 



1) Grant Lindsay686 (02 Nov 2007)
I might have done this. No confessions.

The search word, "attachment," would need to be translated, too, I suppose. Or, since the text of the body can be flagged with a particular language (or languages,) the right spelling could be used, based on that flag.
2) Ragnar Schierholz317 (30 Nov 2007)
I really don't like it too much if my applications try to outsmart me. How often do I find myself undoing an automatic "correction" MS Office does because it "thinks" it knows better than me what I try to do? I doubt that a reasonable success rate could be reached for English, let alone other languages. Try to imagine in how many ways you may refer to an attachment that should be there and how many other ways there could be to use the same words without attachment.

Considering these chances of real success, I guess the resources to develop this could be put to better use.










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