How to Send Big Files With Gmail

by Kenny Soward

Over the years, email providers have bumped up the maximum file attachment sizes to meet the demands of consumers and take advantage of high speed infrastructure. Gmail has been a frontrunner in maximum file attachment limits, currently allowing file attachments up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. Send large files in Gmail directly from the Web-based client with a few simple steps.

1

Log in to your Gmail account.

2

Click "Compose Mail" located just above the word "Inbox" on the left-hand side of your screen.

3

Fill out the "To:" and "Subject:" fields as well as the body of the email.

4

Click "Attach a File" located just below the "Subject:" field. You will be presented with a file selection window. Browse to the file you want to send, highlight it and click "Open." Click "Send" located at the top of the email window.

Warning

  • close Ensure that your recipient can receive large files or your message will be rejected.

About the Author

Kenny Soward writes for various online publications, covering topics from physical fitness to religion. He has also published several short stories. Soward holds a B.A. in communications.

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