Chunky Email

CHUNKY EMAIL….I have a techno-geek question for y’all. My mother’s ISP is Time Warner, and apparently they have a 1MB limit on the size of email their customers are allowed to send. So when Mom sends me something too big, I get it in chunks of 1MB each in separate email messages.

Here’s the question: what’s the point of this? Time Warner is using the same amount of bandwidth to do this, and they’re delivering something that’s useless to me since I can’t put the chunks back together. Does anyone know why they do this?