No more attachments!
According to Club Green IT, sending 33 e-mails of 1 MB to two recipients per day would produce 180 kg of CO2 per year, the equivalent of 1,000 km travelled by car.
According to the organization Carbon Literacy Project, 4 grams of CO2 are generated by sending a standard email, and up to 50 grams with a large attachment. Sending a 1 MB vacation photo to 10 friends would be equivalent to driving 500 meters.
These figures make us think twice about clicking on the "attach files" button. But what are our alternatives?
If you have the possibility to deliver the file "in person" to the recipient: prefer local storage on an external hard drive or USB key. This is the most energy-efficient option.
If your recipient is in the same company, you should use local storage options if your company has them: storage server, Intranet... While keeping in mind that it is preferable to download the file to his computer or smartphone rather than keep it stored online. Make the recipient aware of the subject.
Prefer ephemeral download linksIf your recipient is outside the company or if your company does not have online storage tools: use an online transfer tool. In order to best respond to this problem FileVert helps to reduce the volume and storage time of stored attachments by converting your attached files into clickable ephemeral download links in the body of your e-mails.
Thus, their weight is reduced to a strict minimum: your attachments will be permanently deleted!
Moreover, a large majority of e-mail software belong to foreign organizations that may have questionable data exploitation policies. Therefore, diverting the storage location of these objects so that they remain on FileVert's servers is both economical and responsible.