Avoid Email Attachment Errors

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File this under “how come no one ever told me about this before.” I picked this up from this recent MacWorld post about handling email. There are some good tips on this article. But the one that got me: There is a plugin to help you not forget to attach files. Basically the plugin reads outgoing messages for the word attach (or derivations of) and if there is no attachment reminds you that you might want to attach the file. For someone like me who sends a lot of attachments and often forgets to attach said document, this saves me the embarrassing second, “Sorry forgot to attach this” email. Simple, yet brilliant. Plus the example email refers to the TPS report of Office Space fame. (Warning for the spelling challenged such as myself, this only works if you spell attachment correctly.)