Is There A Size Limit For Attachments In Mail?

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  1. newyorksole macrumors 68030

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    I don't see any info about it within Mail app under OSX Lion, but I have tried sending files that are about 125MB large and it will say it's sending and then an error pops up.

    Also, I have my college email setup in Mail. It's a Hotmail/Live email and I am able to send/receive, but a few times a day it will tell me that the password that is saved is not correct and when I type in the password it goes back to normal. Anyone know how to fix that?
     
  2. r.j.s Moderator emeritus

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    The server probably has a size limit. I know my work email is limited to 10MB per email.
     
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    The attachment size limit is set by the email server administrators. The most common limit is 10MB as r.j.s. mentioned. Mail or other email clients don't regulate the attachment limits. I recently saw someone who works for Pyramid Network Services receive an attachment of a 75MB pdf.
     
  4. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    When sending large files that are too big for an email I upload them to Dropbox and send a link to download the file.

    I also get this error if the interval at which mail checks for new messages is less than 30 minutes.
     
  5. applefan289 macrumors 68000

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    It's the email server that won't allow it to go through. People have tried to send me files much smaller than that and it wouldn't get to me.

    Usually a message pops up somewhere saying it couldn't deliver it.
     
  6. newyorksole thread starter macrumors 68030

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    thanks for the replies! thought it was just me.
     
  7. stevenzac macrumors newbie

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    file size limit with Mail

    I have always had this problem using Apple Mail. We don't use apple server in the office but we do use Exchange. From my macbook pro I can't send large files from the mac, but if I switch into Outlook using Parallels, I have no problem sending a file of any size. So it can't be a file size limit based on the server and it happens every single time I try to send a large file.
     

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