"Recently I had a thought: Why not save any attachments and make them immediately available on the Web server? Then by replacing the attachment with the appropriate URL in the outbound email message, each message recipient could decide whether or not to download the files." see also : Using Perl to send email (and attachments) with OutlookI too am not sure why anyone would actually want to do this, but you never know. I include the link only so that people may file it in their "Oh yeah, someone's already figured this out" cabinets.