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I'm Unattached

I'm Unattached
by Gary Woods

I send a lot of emails and lot of those I send have attachments. Every month I send out statistics to a lot of the Realtors in town then I'm always sending things to our clients. Sometimes those attachments are huge and I use a free service called YouSendIt With this service you can send up to a 100MB file and it has definitely saved me many times because Earthlink who handles my email only allows me to send 8MB.

There have been times however when I'm madly emailing my little heart out and I mean to attach a file and I don't attach it. To solve this little dilemma I found a little piece of software from ChugwaSoft ( called ForgetMeNot.

What it does is if you use the Mac OSX Mail App it adds a plug-in that seamlessly adds an attachment-alert feature. If the software detects such words as "attachment" and the email actually has an attachment then it gets sent. But, if what you're sending doesn't have an attachment a message pops up and gives you an alert.

At that point you can choose to cancel the alert and send the email or add the attachment. The plug-in covers default keywords for Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish. For English it looks for the keywords attachment, attaching, attached and attach. You can also add words like image, images, file and files.

This little jewel costs just $5.95 so if you're a forgetful attacher I think it's worth a look.

If you have any suggestions or questions for me please drop me a note at or see my column on the Internet at or call me at (805) 729-0910

Gary Woods is the Computer Trainer for the Santa Barbara Association of Realtors. And he is a Broker/Associate at Home Realty & Investments, Inc