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how to email large files

PaulSR 16 511 England
11 Apr 2008 10:40AM
i am not able to email photos larger than 2mb. Is this the norm or is there a way it can be done.
My ISP is Orange

User_Removed 16 4.3k 2 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 10:42AM
Not the norm.
Check your properties in Outlook Express - there's an option there to block large emails.
Alternatively set up an email account with Yahoo or Google for sending pictures.
Henchard 16 2.7k 1 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 10:44AM
Depends on your ISP sometimes.

MeanGreeny 16 3.7k England
11 Apr 2008 10:48AM
Another good way is to use a free upload area like YouSendIt Lite

Yoe register [free] and upload to a storage area. You then fill in the recipients email address [may be multiple addresses] and they receive a download link which usually good for 1 week or so - but it can be extended.

Free accounts are limited to a 100MB file size with a 1GB total limit per month. Works like a charm.

Edit: and 'SendThisFile' is the same sort of thing
IanA 18 3.0k 12 England
11 Apr 2008 10:55AM
There is a recent discussion on the subject Here

phil_24 15 532 2 England
11 Apr 2008 11:31AM
You could always zip it up and then send it.
stevekhart 15 4.5k 3 United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 11:41AM
It's an orange limit:

You can attach files up to 2MB in size to a total of 3MB, and six attachments in total
guidoa 20 1.4k United Kingdom
11 Apr 2008 1:25PM
I have no trouble sending large files using

Edit: Should have read the thread properly!!
LauraVest 15 33 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 2:59PM
is there a limit on how many times a day you can use yousendit?

for example, i have 700mb i need to email and the limit for each email is will i have to send 7 emails?
nishad1994 11 264 Oman
30 Mar 2010 6:10PM
Best is to compress the file !! Smile

nishad1994 11 264 Oman
30 Mar 2010 6:11PM
Oh ! It has already been said, didnt read the entire thread !! Sorry .... Smile

RichardN00 Plus
15 432 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 7:29PM

Quote:You could always zip it up and then send it.

Might be teaching granny to eat eggs here but:

If the file is compresed already i.e. a jpeg image then zipping the file may not reduce much and may actually make it bigger due to the added overhead of header info.

User_Removed 11 4.6k 1 Scotland
30 Mar 2010 7:34PM
Like most "serious" folk I use Thunderbird as my e-mail client and there are no file size restrictions imposed by my ISP. However, sending large files by e-mail is also dependent upon the recipient's ISP and often they block large attachments to e-mails.

If I need to send a large file, I always prefer to FTP it rather than e-mail it. Faster, slicker and surer.
ellis rowell 17 2.0k United Kingdom
30 Mar 2010 9:40PM
Eric is correct, it is often a restriction on the receiving ISP.

I would suggest reducing the size of the jpg file and send each one separately, if you have trouble with large files.
Billlee 15 5.5k England
30 Mar 2010 11:52PM
You could try Pando .It is free unless you want the professional version. The recipient also has to have it, but it can be quickly downloaded and then removed if not required further. I am at this moment receiving a 230MB file !! BTW I am with Orange also .

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