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Topic # 125746 18-Jul-2013 10:07
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Trying to send a PDF to a family member and the file size is just over 39Mb, and apple mail comes up with a box saying it exceeds the 33.6Mb limit for the server (my usual and only SMTP).

Understand why large attachments might be restricted but have never had this happen before (except a rejection for some mail servers after sending). 



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  Reply # 858475 18-Jul-2013 10:26
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This is the reason kim dotcom created mega-upload..


now it is just called MEGA.

try and familiarize yourself with it and just email a link to attachment.

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  Reply # 858480 18-Jul-2013 10:32
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hahah classic. Thanks.
I do have an account. just never used it.


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  Reply # 858505 18-Jul-2013 10:51
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That is quite a generous limit. I know of a lot of businesses with 10 or 20Mb limits (and one with a painful 5Mb limit).

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  Reply # 858512 18-Jul-2013 11:01
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Normally you'd want to stay under 10MB to have a good chance of getting through, but as others have said, email isn't the best way to be sending files of any significant size. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_attachment

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  Reply # 858513 18-Jul-2013 11:02
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Dropbox is another option

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  Reply # 858520 18-Jul-2013 11:11
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Microsoft Office 365 states one of the "features" as being able to send emails with attachments up to 25MB in size so 33.6MB is pretty good but as others have said, use another means of getting the file to them.




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  Reply # 858527 18-Jul-2013 11:27
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rhy7s: Normally you'd want to stay under 10MB to have a good chance of getting through, but as others have said, email isn't the best way to be sending files of any significant size. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Email_attachment


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Have you actually seen what mail programmes need to do to squeeze attached files through an ASCII based mail network,- it ain't pretty

For anything grater than 10MB, it is really best to use a cloud based file store and just email the link to the recipient,  

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  Reply # 858531 18-Jul-2013 11:30
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Does any one else remember that one .. person... who would send 4Mb videos (usually of monkeys or similar) by email... this when we were all using POP3 on dialup.  And the server would inevitably drop the connection half way through.

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  Reply # 858541 18-Jul-2013 11:42
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Yeah - sending a file that large through email is doing it wrong.

Even if your sender allows it - limits can differ at every hop.

e.g. from work

Exchange (own limits - mailbox and transport)
Filter Layer (own limits)
Destination smtp filter (own limits)
Destination mail host (own limits - mailbox and transport)



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  Reply # 858543 18-Jul-2013 11:45
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I had a user recently tried to send a 1GB video file via email and seemed surprised it wouldnt work.




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Reply # 858545 18-Jul-2013 11:50
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robjg63: I had a user recently tried to send a 1GB video file via email and seemed surprised it wouldnt work.


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Reply # 858565 18-Jul-2013 12:17
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robjg63: I had a user recently tried to send a 1GB video file via email and seemed surprised it wouldnt work.


That would have been a lot of monkey action!




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  Reply # 858580 18-Jul-2013 12:40
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robjg63: I had a user recently tried to send a 1GB video file via email and seemed surprised it wouldnt work.


Had that a few times here too. :)




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  Reply # 862332 19-Jul-2013 18:54
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ubergeeknz: Does any one else remember that one .. person... who would send 4Mb videos (usually of monkeys or similar) by email... this when we were all using POP3 on dialup.  And the server would inevitably drop the connection half way through.


You mean back when the xtra!mail interface was plain, simple and usable on a dialup connection?
I remember going in there to delete the incoming video so i could skip having to download it.




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  Reply # 862335 19-Jul-2013 18:57
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robjg63: I had a user recently tried to send a 1GB video file via email and seemed surprised it wouldnt work.


I have a customer on the network that runs a screen printing & sign writing business. Occasionally he will try to send a 200mb tiff file and then call a few days later demanding to know what his kids have been downloading to take him over his stupidly low self imposed 10gb limit.

After checking the nat table in his router - sure enough we track it down to his outlook trying to send a large file, it rejecting and then 15 minutes later, it tries again.

He can easily go through two gigabytes a day when he does this. Yet he will not learn - seems happier to call, complain and pay the extra data than to just look at the attachment size.





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