Gmail can finally accept attachments up to 50mb

Want lớn skết thúc large files via gmail but running into lớn tệp tin kích thước limits? We show you how to send large files via email attachments.

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Many gmail servers prsự kiện you from sending (or the recipient from receiving) large files over a certain size. When this problem happens most users don"t know how to lớn email large files. To sover large files via gmail, you can either upload your attachment to cloud storage và get a links to lớn email the recipient or use a tệp tin sharing service.

Whatever method you choose, in the long run, you won"t be restricted by kích thước limits và you can reduce the clutter from your inbox too. We"ll show you some easy ways khổng lồ skết thúc large files for không tính phí.


1. Google Drive: Use With Gmail

With Gmail, you can skết thúc attachments limited to 25MB and receive sầu files of up to lớn 50MB. It makes sense lớn use the built-in Google Drive to skết thúc big files. Open your Gmail tài khoản and cliông xã the Compose button. Clichồng the Google Drive ibé at the bottom of the compose window.


click the google drive ibé to attach files
The Insert files using Google Drive window appears. Select the files you want lớn attach. At the bottom of the page, decide how you want lớn send the file.

Drive link works for any files stored in Drive, including files created using Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, or Forms. Attachment only works for files that weren"t built using Docs, Sheets, or Slides.

Then clichồng Insert.


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Gmail checks to lớn see if your recipients have access to lớn the file. If they don"t, it"ll prompt you to lớn change the sharing settings of your tệp tin stored in Drive before sending the message. You can mix permissions to lớn prevent the file from getting misused và send them lớn selected recipients.


2. OneDrive: For Outlook và Outlook.com

When you try lớn attach one or more files that are over 33MB in kích thước, Outlook.com will prompt you lớn upload the files lớn your OneDrive sầu tài khoản. If you follow this prompt, the file gets uploaded khổng lồ the OneDrive sầu Thư điện tử attachments folder. The recipient will receive sầu a links to the file instead of the tệp tin. You can also mô tả a tệp tin from OneDrive sầu with a limit of 2GB.


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Once the tệp tin gets uploaded, choose if people can edit the tệp tin or only view it. Select Change permissions and decide what you want to do with a tệp tin you just shared. There are two options you can choose from.


Recipient can view: Others can copy or download your tệp tin without signing in. Recipient can edit: Others can edit, add or delete files in a shared folder.

change permission of the tệp tin in onedrive

3. Dropbox: Integrate With Gmail

If you use Dropbox, then the Dropbox for Gmail Chrome extension can let you sover, pnhận xét files và links without leaving your Gmail window. The extension adds a Dropbox inhỏ khổng lồ the compose window. Cliông chồng the Dropbox icon & choose the tệp tin from your Dropbox tài khoản. A link gets attached, instead of a file in the email message.

As a recipient, you get rich pĐánh Giá of all Dropbox links shared in emails. Just like attachments, you can use these links to download the files directly from Gmail or add it to your Dropbox. With a miễn phí Dropbox trương mục, you get a maximum file form size limit of only 2GB.


If your tệp tin transfer fails, then it could be due khổng lồ multiple reasons--- your shared links or request could have generated a large amount of traffic or exceeded the bandwidth and download limits. For more details, see the Dropbox bandwidth restrictions page.


4. iCloud Mail Drop: Use With Apple Mail

If you want to skết thúc large files via gmail, you can use iCloud Mail Drop feature. When you sover an email of form size more than 20MB, Mail Drop automatically kicks in. Instead of sending the tệp tin through the Apple gmail server, it uploads the file to iCloud và posts a liên kết or pnhận xét to your recipients. The links is temporary and will expire after 30 days.

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If the recipient also has macOS 10.10 or later, the attachment gets quietly auto-downloaded in the background. And if you"re sending it khổng lồ another gmail provider, the message contains an indication of the file"s expiration date và a Click to lớn Download links.


With Mail Drop, you can skết thúc big files up lớn 5GB in kích cỡ. You can skết thúc them from Apple Mail, the Mail tiện ích on iOS, & iCloud.com on Mac & PC. Mail Drop support every file types and attachments don"t count against your iCloud storage. For more details, see Apple"s Mail Drop limits page.


5. Firefox Send: Use With Any Web Browser

Firefox Send is a useful option to transfer big files with people who don"t want to lớn rely on Google, Microsoft, or Apple. It lets you upload và encrypt large files (up to lớn 1GB) to nội dung online. To use Firefox Sover, you don"t have sầu to lớn install an add-on. Point your web browser khổng lồ the Firefox Sover homepage & cliông xã the Select a tệp tin to lớn upload button.


Once the uploading gets completed, Skết thúc creates a links which you can then skết thúc it via email. At a time, you can send a links to lớn đôi mươi recipients (one tải về per recipient). You can also phối a password khổng lồ encrypt the tệp tin. Each links created by Sover will expire after 24 hours. The tệp tin also gets deleted from the Mozilla hệ thống & leaves no traces.


6. pCloud Transfer: Simple Encrypted File Transfer

pCloud Transfer is a part of the pCloud storage that lets you skết thúc large files for không tính tiền without any registration. Go to pCloud Transfer page và add your files using the Click here to add files option.

You can email large files up to 5GB, & every single file should not exceed 200MB. Then cliông chồng Encrypt Your Files option và phối a password.


pCloud will not sover the password khổng lồ your recipient on your behalf. You can share your files with 10 recipients at once. Type in their email addresses in the Sover to field. Type an optional message and clichồng Send Files. Your recipients will receive an email liên kết after a few hours. The link remains valid for seven days. You"ll get a reminder a day before the expiration date.


7. DropSend: Send Large Files From Any Device

DropSkết thúc allows you lớn quickly send large files lượt thích videos from its homepage without signing up. Type the recipient"s và your gmail address, browse khổng lồ the tệp tin location, & cliông xã the Sover Your File button.

Before sending the tệp tin, make sure khổng lồ complete the verification procedure. The không lấy phí plan gives you a maximum file kích thước limit of 4GB & five sầu sends per month. The link remains valid for seven days.


The premium plan increases the limit to lớn 8GB with 15–45 sends per month. There is no limit on the downloads, and you can specify the validity of the liên kết from 1–14 days. DropSend uses 256-bit AES security khổng lồ keep your files secure.

The paid plan also gives you access lớn DropSover Direct. It"s a nifty drag-and-drop uploader for Mac & PC to upload and skết thúc large files. DropSkết thúc also offers Outlook plugin & di động apps for Android and iOS.


8. SendThisFile: End-to-End Encrypted Transfers

SendThisFile is a different kind of tệp tin sharing service. It places limits on the number of transfers you bởi rather than on the individual file size itself. Create a free account và clichồng the Send Files button khổng lồ start uploading files. Type in the recipient gmail address & clichồng Send. The free plan lets you send files up khổng lồ 2GB with unlimited tệp tin transfer.


The premium plan starts with 25GB encrypted file transfer and remains valid for six days. The paid plan also includes Outlook plugin, option khổng lồ use password protected tải về capabilities, & embed files on your website with access control features. All plans include AES–256 encryption và 128-bit TLS encryption for end-to-end-transmission.


Managing Large Email Attachments

When you want khổng lồ send large files via gmail, it"s always wise to lớn rely on specialized, secure cloud storage và transfer tools. The services discussed in this article are some of the best ways lớn skết thúc large files without any issues & for basic use they are free.

Also, rethành viên that emails travel across multiple servers on its way lớn the recipient. An attachment you skết thúc from an email service can get rejected by another tin nhắn provider. If you use Apple Mail, make sure khổng lồ read this piece on how to avoid comtháng issues with attachments.

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With his M.Optom Degree in Eye Care Speciality, Rahul worked as a lecturer for many years in the college. Writing & teaching others is always his passion. He now writes about technology and make it digestible for readers who don"t understvà it well.


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