gmail or mail (app) is denying my messages saying file is too large

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  1. benlangdon macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    ?
    everytime i try and email a medium/small (size) it says its too big.
    i mean its not huge its 71 mb.


    anyone?
    i just saw that lycos has unlimited size email attachments, maybe switch email?
     
  2. nadyne macrumors 6502a

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    71 MB is way too big to email. This doesn't have anything to do with the mail app that you use to send it, this is a limitation imposed by pretty much every Internet Service Provider in the known world. Even if you can send it, it's extremely unlikely that anyone will be able to receive it.

    If you need to send a file that big, you'll need to upload it to a sharing service of some sort and then send the link to your recipient. There's lots of sharing services out there that are free, do a simple web search and find one that meets your needs.
     
  3. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Agreed, if anyone ever sent me a 71 meg attachment I would be mighty pissed.
     
  4. cptpower macrumors regular

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    71MB??

    Was that a typo? Most email providers (private or otherwise) limit their users to sending 10MB worth of attachments with each email, and even that is frowned upon by some recipients that may be on dial-up (do they even exist anymore??? :))

    In other words, even if you switch over to another provider that allows you to send attachments of that size, I can almost promise that the server they get delivered to will reject the message immediately.
     
  5. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    well everyone in my class of 70 kids were able to email all three projects except me.
    with my file size's being
    71.5 mb
    30.4 mb
    and 239.9 mb

    and my projects are small compared to other kids.

    btw lycos has unlimited email attachments size.
    i think i am getting a lycos email.


    and im not joking.
    i have not been able to send him any of the files and he always says "Geez you and your mac, try to be different, and you can't even send your files in an email.
    its retarded.
     
  6. rhett7660 macrumors G4

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    So let me get this straight. You are asking if gmail or mac mail is denying you. You are using gmail to send to the file??????? Am I missing something.

    Sorry if I was going to send a file that size, which I wouldn't I would load it up to one of the free file hosts for them to download it from.
     
  7. CarlsonCustoms macrumors 6502

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    You're probably going to have to upload that to a server for your recipient to download. That'd be the easiest. I"ve done this with rapidshare

    Zack
     
  8. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    GMail - Maximum attachment size
    E-mailing round the file sizes you're talking about is ridiculous.
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I think that sums it up best.

    Even 10MB files can be large for someone not on a fast broadband connection.

    Best it upload to a site and send the link to the person who you want to receive the file.
     
  10. notjustjay macrumors 603

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    Maybe I'm "old school" in thinking, but I always feel that transferring large attachments over email is an "abuse" of the mail protocol. The protocol has always been designed for text, all the way back to its beginnings, and the process of MIME encoding, etc., feels like a workaround.

    With bandwidth becoming plentiful, perhaps it's less of an issue today, but I still cringe when I hear people talk about sending large attachments.
     
  11. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    Agree.

    Being of old school, I just started using non ASCII text based e-mail on the personal side.

    Guess times be a changing. :)
     
  12. benlangdon thread starter macrumors 65832

    benlangdon

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    well at least this class is almost over.:rolleyes:

    wow, who likes my English skills for the thread title.

    thanks guys.
     

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