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How to Send Big Files With Gmail

by Kenny Soward
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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.

Step 1

Log in to your Gmail account.

Step 2

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

Step 3

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

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

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

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