Zsolt suggests using email as a kind of append-only note storage system. Edit: Zsolt is actually referring to Raveen Kumar’s post on append-only logs

This seems like a good idea, especially since many people already have an archive of old emails to search through if they like.

My only hesitation is the horrible mess that is html email. If I could use a plain text format like in the good old days, I’d have greater confidence that this system would last.

Zsolt quotes Raveen’s opinion that the standard 20mb limit for email attachments is plenty big enough. I’d agree except for the arrival of video, which often requires pretty large files. Otherwise, yes, I don’t usually write notes to myself bigger than the size of an email attachment.

I wonder if anyone is actually doing this?

Updated to include the original source.