Emails are the most widely used and the best convenient method for anyone whether business or in day-to-day life, considered as the amazing option to communicate with others. Email has been around us for a long time, and there have been several improvements done to electronic mail since it came first to the scene. One of the most profounding and useful improvements that have been done is the amount of storage space you have to access. At one particular time, you could only store a few hundred MBs of stuff in your email inbox and you had to constantly delete the message to free up space. There are most of the service providers that will let you store several GBs worth of data. However, despite a large amount of storage space you can use, the email services won’t let you send the large attachments, that become frustrating you everyone.
There are most of the email servers that do not allow sending the large attachments, and they have certain limit fixed into it. While the attachment sizes have not kept up with the times, but there are other easy and best convenient ways to send someone large files over emails. Even if you are using the modern, online email client, the message size is limited. For example: if we talk about Gmail, it allows messages to be up to 25MB, including messages text and any attachment. In the case of Outlook.com, it allows you to send only 10 MB. While sending messages over these services, there will automatically helping hand popup and will suggest alternatives to you like Google Drive or OneDrive. That’s handy, but if you are using a desktop email client or another service, then you may require knowing about this trick by yourself only.
Below are some of the 8 ways to email large attachments easily without having any trouble:
Google Drive (For Gmail)
With the help of Gmail, you send only send the attachment limited to 25 MB a can receive files up to 50MB. It makes sense to use the built-in Google Drive for sending large files. Follow the given steps to perform this action with Google Drive:
- Open your Gmail account and click the Compose button. Now click on the Google Drive icon at the bottom of the compose window.
- The Insert files using Google Drive windows appears and now select the files that you want to attach.
- At the bottom of the page, decide how you want to send the file through drive link or attachment only. Finally, click on insert and it is done..!!
One Drive (For Outlook)
When you try to attach the larger files that are over 33MB, then Outlook will prompt you to upload the files to your OneDrive account. If you follow this prompt, then the files get uploaded to the OneDrive email attachments folder. The recipient will receive a link to the file instead of the file, and then you can share the file from OneDrive with the limit of 2GB.
Once your file gets uploaded, you must choose, if people can edit the file or can only view it. Select the change permission and decide what you want to do with the file and you are finally done.
Dropbox (Integrates with Gmail)
If you are using DropBox, then the dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension can let you send, preview files and links without leaving your Gmail window. The extension adds a Dropbox icon to the compose window and now click the Dropbox icon and choose the file from your Dropbox account. A link gets attached, instead of the file in the email message. With the help of Dropbox account, you can even share the maximum file size limit of only 2GB.
iCloud Mail Drop (For Apple)
If you want to send the large files with the help of email, then you can use iCloud Maildrop feature. In this feature, when you send the email of size more than 20MB, then MailDrop automatically kicks in. Instead of sending the file with the help of Apple email server, it uploads the file to iCloud and posts a link or preview to your recipients. This link is considered to be temporary and will expire after 30days.
Firefox Send (Any Browser)
It is another option to transfer big files with people who do not rely upon Apple, Google, etc. To use Firefox Send, you do not have to install an add-on. Just point your web browser to the Firefox Send homepage and click the select to file upload button. Once the uploading gets finished, Send creates a link which you can then send with email. At a time, you can send the link to 20 recipients; you can also set the password to encrypt the file.
pCloud Transfer (Simple Encrypted file transfer)
To send the file using this method, go to pCloud transfer and add your files using click here to add files option. You can email large files up to 5GB and every single file must not exceed to 200MB. Then click on encrypt your file option and set a password, it will not send the password to your recipient. Type in their email addresses in the Send to the field and types an optional message and click Send files and it’s done.
DropSend (For any Device)
DropSend allows you to quickly send large files from its homepage without login into. Type the recipient and your email, address, browse to the file location and click on the send file button. Before sending the file, you must make sure to complete the process of verification. The free plan gives you a maximum file size limit of 4GB and five send per month. The link remains valid for seven days only.
SendThisFile (End-to-End Encrypted Transfer)
This is another different kind of file sharing service which places the limit on the number of transfers you do rather than on individual file size. Create a free account and click Send files button to start uploading the files. Now, you should type in the recipient email address and click on Send. The free plan allows you to send maximum file size limit to 2GB and unlimited file transfer feature as well.
Sending email files is actually pretty easy days, and it has surely become more convenient by reading up all the above points, all thanks to the power of cloud sharing technology.