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Windows 7: Mail size limits

31 Dec 2017   #1
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 
Mail size limits

I wanted to send a 50MB file and get the message the file size exceeds the global file size limit of the server. I have a Hotmail/Outlook account but this seems similar other email providers in limiting uploads. Yet on ADSL2+ I'm getting 20Mbps download with a 1TB capacity per month.

Compression alone isn't the solution. Any ideas?

Maybe I need to use something like dropbox or the like.


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31 Dec 2017   #2
DMHolt57

Win7 Home Premium x64 W10Pro&Home
 
 

This one is free and has been around a long time. SendSpace

Free large file hosting. Send big files the easy way!
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01 Jan 2018   #3
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's nothing to do with your ADSL a lot of email server have a limit on mail box size and also certain file types
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02 Jan 2018   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

There's no way a free email service will let you send an email with a 50 MB attachment.
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03 Jan 2018   #5
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mrjimphelps View Post
There's no way a free email service will let you send an email with a 50 MB attachment.
I get it that mail servers restrict the size of attachments. I was surprised initially that a 50MB attachment would be too large. Now I know but not sure what the actual limit would be for say outlook.
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03 Jan 2018   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Outlook also has a size limit as this MS website explains.

https://support.microsoft.com/en-au/...you-add-a-larg

This website may help you change the settings as does the MS one above but may be easier to understand.

How to Increase the Outlook Attachment Size Limit

However, this is still well short of your 50MB requirement & even if you could get to 50MB your IP may still limit the size, so it's probably a no win situation.
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03 Jan 2018   #7
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
However, this is still well short of your 50MB requirement & even if you could get to 50MB your IP may still limit the size, so it's probably a no win situation.
I'm on ADSL2+ and getting ~21Mbs download and around ~0.9Mbs upload. I'm also on a 1000GB per month download plan so I don't think the ISP would add any more constraints - I could be wrong. Some plans in the US seem seem to way outdo this.

I'm guessing email servers store lots of user emails and need to be more conservative in the storage allowance. I also guess file hosting services can allow larger files but would have a limit on total user capacity. Free Dropbox last I checked had a maximum upload capacity of 2GB but then up to 1TB if paid.
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03 Jan 2018   #8
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Your download & upload speed really have little to do with what your ISP may pose as limits on email attachment size.
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04 Jan 2018   #9
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

That's sort of correct Ranger4. Maybe my fault for confusing 2 issues in the discussion and I know they are different.

One is the telco/ISP service provision and the other is the email service provider. I don't think the ISP imposes constraints other than the constraints re upload/download capacity (generally large) and speed provided it is within your plan. When the ISP provides an email service then that is a different matter and they may impose upload constraints to this service if you choose to use it (eg. Bigpond mail).

I was just a little surprised by the email attachment size restriction - now I know better. "Large" gosh 50MB! needs to be accessed through a file hosting service.

BTW on the comms provision has the NBN been good for you?
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04 Jan 2018   #10
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

In the old days we would use WinZip to shrink the size of a file before emailing it. That could get you within the size restrictions, depending on what kind of file you are wanting to send.

WinZip will also allow you to split the original file into multiple smaller pieces, send each piece in a separate email, then reassemble them at the receiving end:

http://kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/86/

WinZip has the added benefit of allowing you to encrypt the file with a password, if you need to keep it secure along the way.
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