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How to attach a link instead of a file to a Mail message Apps
Actually, this is more of a warning than a hint ... there was a prior hint on creating attachments in by dragging items onto the dock icon. Most of you know that this can also be achieved from files opened in Cocoa apps by dragging the small icon on the top of the window. Other variations leading to the same result include Command-dragging onto the dock icon or into a "New Message" window.

There is, however, one notable exception: if you Control-drag the little icon from a Cocoa application's title bar into a "New Message" window, you will append a link instead of the file. Since this link is of the /Volumes/path_to_file type, it will be useless for most of the recipients.

Aside: So what could be the use of such a feature ? Maybe if you try to keep some 100 co-workers on your local network up-to-date with a 50 MB file, your mail admin might be grateful if you send the link to a shared file instead of the file itself...

[robg adds: I tested this with a short AppleScript, and it works as described - Control-dragging the icon creates a 1.0kb entry in the mail; dragging the icon results in a 4.4kb entry.]
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