Is there a limit for mail attachment size in iPad?

Discussion in 'iPad' started by ahostmadsen, Jun 22, 2016.

  1. ahostmadsen macrumors 6502a

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    I tried to send a large scan (7.4 Mb) from Scanner Pro. I tried from inside Scanner Pro, and from the iCloud app. In both cases the mail ended up in the outbox, and could never be sent (no reason given). I had to go to my Mac (where the scan was donloaded to iCloud drive) and send it -- no problems. So much for the 'pro' in iPad 'pro.' Is this because a limit on attachment size?
     
  2. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    The limit is 20 MB, so please spare us the iPad Pro isn't pro' nonsense. Talk to your provider.

    https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202305
     
  3. ahostmadsen thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    So, why could it not send the email, while my Mac could? I use gmail.
     
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  5. tw1ll macrumors regular

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    So smaller than a fairly routine hi-res raw photo then? Shouldn't all providers and apps recognise that those using graphic design tools have to handle very large files these days?
     
  6. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Maybe if you spent less time spamming this site with anti-Apple trolling posts, and more time learning about how to use the technology that exists today, you'd know that there are better ways to share and access >20MB files than via email.
     
  7. tw1ll, Jul 9, 2016
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    tw1ll macrumors regular

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    Wow - touchy aren't we - I thought I had made a perfectly calm rational observation (& by the way since you obviously can't be bothered reading posts - a non-Apple specific observation, fan boy). Oh and I do use other means of large file transfer all the time - doesn't mean that email shouldn't be one of those.
     
  8. Marshall73 macrumors 6502a

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    Most IT managers will tell you to use other file transfer methods rather than increase the attachment size limit. The last thing they want is numpties choking the mail transport.
     
  9. Abazigal macrumors 604

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    It's also worth noting that the iOS mail app supports Mail Drop, which technically lets you send files of up to 5gb in size (it actually uploads the attachment to icloud, and mails your recipient the link, which is cunningly disguised to look like the attachment in question).

    So the issue is likely more on the side of the email provider and the iOS email app in question. Even Gmail has a 36mb limit.
     
  10. alecgold macrumors 6502a

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    Maildrop workshop like a charme, also to Windows/Linux systems.
    I use it a often and like it really a lot.
    The limit providers set to emails are odd, I've had emails coming back with just more then 5Mb.
    Oh, and recipients on board of sea going vessels also have very limited attachment size, but that is solely due to the cost of data over a satellite (imersat etc. )
     

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