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Old 27th Aug 2018, 00:15
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Large attachments.

Just tried to scan and e-mail the copy of a 4 four page colour / text document that claimed to be a file size 68 Kb. Outlook, and my ISP Webmail server refused to send due to "took too long" - or words to that effect. Gmail said the attachment is greater than 25 Kb, use Google Drive.

So how does one e-mail large, scanned document attachments, not had a problem with photographs, for instance, in the past.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 02:49
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I'm going to assume you meant 25*M*B as in Megabyte not KiloByte... Search on "sending large attachments" over email and there are a couple of free services that you can upload a file to and from which they will forward your email with the attachment to the recipient.

I've used a couple with success, although you might have to register with them, there seems to be no penalty for doing so.

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Old 27th Aug 2018, 08:27
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Of course, Mb not Kb. Will search, thanx.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 08:53
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If all else fails you could try scanning each page individually and then sending four separate emails/attachments. Not a very elegant solution, but it's worked for me in the past.


On another occasion I reduced the scan resolution to give a file size just below the attachment limit, but of course picture quality suffered. Probably not an acceptable option as your file size is so much greater than the limit.

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Old 27th Aug 2018, 09:53
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Regarding file transfer / sharing sites - read the small print of the free versions carefully, as you may be surprised at who ends up owning the material you upload!

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Old 27th Aug 2018, 10:40
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I've used WeTransfer several times for large attachments and am not aware of any hidden nasties.
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Have you thought of zipping it first ? May bring the size down.
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Old 27th Aug 2018, 18:55
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Originally Posted by Geordie_Expat View Post
Have you thought of zipping it first ? May bring the size down.
Stick it in your GoogleDrive,then send a one-off link to the recipient.
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Old 28th Aug 2018, 01:20
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[QUOTE=ExSp33db1rd;10234003]Just tried to scan and e-mail the copy of a 4 four page colour / text document that claimed to be a file size 68 Kb. Outlook, and my ISP Webmail server refused to send due to "took too long" - or words to that effect. Gmail said the attachment is greater than 25 Kb, use Google Drive.
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I have had trouble getting manually created google drive links to work but I recently sent something big by "attatching" it as usual and gmail automatically uploaded it to the google drive and put a working link in the email. I can't now recall if I used the gmail web page or the gmail android app for this. gmail send (and I assume receive) limit is 25MB. Some mail receivers may be lower. 20MB used to be quite common.
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Try WeTransfer. (https://wetransfer.com/).
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