How to Email Video Clips

by Kefa Olang

Emailing video files to family and friends is exciting because it allows you to share your favorite clips with them. It is a convenient process, which does not require purchasing memory cards and other storage devices. Emailing videos is a simple process you can accomplish using either your email account or a file sending service. Once you email the videos, your recipient can download them to a computer and use as he sees fit.

Use an Email Service

Log into your email account and click "New Message." Type in your recipient's email address.

Type your subject in the subject line and your message in the message window. Click "Attach Files" or "Attach a File," depending on the email provider you are using.

Locate the video clip you want to send from the location (folder) where it is located on your computer. Click "Open." The video clip is attached to your email. Follow the same process to upload additional video clips. Keep in mind that most email services limit the maximum size you can send. This is can be 20MB, 25MB and more depending on the email provider.

Click "Send" once you have attached the video files you want to send. The video clips are sent as attachments. Once received, your recipient can download them to his computer.

Use a File Sending Service

Navigate to a file sending website, such as or (see links in Resources).

Type in your recipient's email address in the "To" window. Separate email addresses using commas if you are sending the video file to multiple recipients. Type in your email address in the "From" window.

Type your subject and message. Leave these categories blank if you do not wish to add any information.

Click "Browse." Locate the video file you want to send from the location (folder) on your computer. Click "Open" to load it to the sending wizard.

Specify whether you want to password protect the video file. Some file sending services do not offer these options. Click "Send it" or "Upload file" to email the video file to your recipient. The video file is stored on the file sending service's server. An email containing the video attachment is also sent to your recipient so that he can download the video to his computer.

About the Author

Kefa Olang has been writing articles online since April 2009. He has been published in the "Celebration of Young Poets" and has an associate degree in communication and media arts from Dutchess Community College, and a bachelor's degree in broadcasting and mass communication from the State University of New York, Oswego.