Most email services nowadays allow users to send files: images, zip folders, PDF, short videos, music tracks etc. Every year the file size limits grow bigger and bigger, and many email services compete for new users by offering higher limits. In case you need to send a really big file, some of them offer using Dropbox as a file transfer service. Once your files are uploaded to Dropbox, you can email a link to the recipient. The download process happens directly from Dropbox’ servers.
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Let’s have a closer look at how to attach a file to email using the example of Yahoo Mail. The process is quite similar in any email service, so once you have experience with Yahoo, there will be no problems with any other platforms.
Using Outlook? Check out the following article: How to Attach and Send Large Files in Outlook
How to add attachments in Yahoo Mail
If you want to attach a file to your letter, click the Attach File icon that can be found in the message toolbar. The attachment menu will allow you to choose from several options:
- share files from your cloud storage
- choose a photo from your recent emails
- select files to attach from your computer (you can also choose multiple files)
Every file is automatically checked for viruses prior to the upload.
After the file upload progress has reached 100%, you can send your message.
How to send large files in Gmail
At the moment, Yahoo Mail lets you attach files of up to 25MB, which is the same as Gmail. The process of attaching a file is very similar: just find the paperclip icon and choose the file(s) you need to send. All of the files are also checked for viruses, with extra attention paid to .exe files. Some security checks may automatically consider an .exe file suspicious and send your letter without it attached. Even if it’s attached and sent successfully, your recipient’s inbox may ignore this attachment, so it will never be delivered. Just to be sure it’s delivered to destination, it’s better to upload this type of files to a third-party platform and then include a link in your letter.
Find more detailed information in this article: Problem Solved: Send Large Files with Gmail
How to send large files online
If you need to send a really big file or folder online, you probably shouldn’t even consider email services because of their attachment size limits. As described above, you can upload your data to a third party server and just email a download link. FileWhopper lets users send large files of up to 1Tb (1024 Gb). As soon as you get a download link, you can send it to the recipient via any means: messengers, email, social networks, or via any chat you can think of.