Large files support

yes, but with 50MB of monthly email quota and a slow connection, no one wants to send a big file using email anyway :sweat_smile:

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That is true.

he is not Cuban so he hasn’t that problems :wink:

Let me re-frame the conversation based on what I’m hearing:

  1. Probably Delta.chat project would like to stick to email as a fundamental value to the vision of the project, which I understand and respect.
  2. At the same time, there are known limitations in terms of size and storage for most email providers that sooner of later can be a user experience issue for the app.

With that in mind: What would be the main characteristics that a file transmission system should have in order to align with the project vision? Once that is clear we might want to evaluate if there is already a solution that full-fit that or not.

Cheers.

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Some thoughts:

  1. every further external dependency makes DC more complicated.
  2. as adbenitez says: Sending large files is not a good idea in slow networks.
  3. How stable is a direct p2p connection? I think sending reasonable file junks by mail could be the more stable solution.
  4. splitting files for sending them by email is commonly used with standard MUA and there is not really a problem when using this approach if servers have the space and bandwith.

I think the way to split files to several mails is the easiest approach because all technology is existing in DC.
A first approach could work without sync mechanism. This would at least serve for people with big enough space at server.
… and is usable by standard MUA too in a manual way!

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This issue is not very important? :slight_smile:

https://ipfs.io/ should fit the bill.

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It is required an internet connection to use the ipfs network.

People in Cuba pay for mail only and using intranet a big part of the time. Internet connection is expensive in comparison with the intranet.

Pydio?

DO Spaces?

Upload multiple files with simple drag-and-drop and manage all your content from a beautifully simple control panel.

Respect your recipient’s email storage and isp bandwidth

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