6 Different ways to send large from email

Having a chit-chat over large files to be spent through mail, then probably one would start banging head on the computer. Many of the email servers won’t even accept...
6 Different ways to send large from email

Having a chit-chat over large files to be spent through mail, then probably one would start banging head on the computer. Many of the email servers won’t even accept emails with attachments over the size of maximum 25mb. To send large files via email, you’ll need to upload your email attachments to a file storage and sharing service.

There are few services which you can to email large attachments, and most of them are free. Either exercise them or else continue with the banging and thinking part.

Google Drive – Gmail Integration

Gmail now has the ability to attach files stored in your Google Drive to emails. If you use Google Drive on your computer, you can place a large file in your Google Drive folder and it will be automatically uploaded to your Google Drive account.

Click Insert Files using Drive link at the bottom of the compose window when sending an email to attach an already-uploaded file or upload a new file. The files you attach here won’t actually be attached to the email you send, so they won’t take up space in anyone’s email inbox. Your recipient will receive a link they can click to download the attachment from your Google Drive storage.

SkyDrive – Hotmail & Outlook.com Integration

Microsoft actually beat Google to this feature with its SkyDrive integration for Hotmail and Outlook.com. if you use Microsoft’s online services, the process is seamless. When you try to attach one or more files that are over 25 MB in size, Hotmail or Outlook.com will prompt you to upload the files to your SkyDrive account. The recipient will receive a link to the file instead of the file itself in their inbox.


File Dropper – Up to 5 GB per File

File Dropper isn’t integrated with any email program, but it allows you to upload files up to 5 GB in size each. You don’t even have to create an account. You’ll receive a link to each file you upload and you can paste that link into an email to email the file to someone. Files will be deleted if they aren’t downloaded at least once every 30 days.

We loved File Dropper when we wrote about this years ago, and it’s still a great service.


WeTransfer – Quick & Easy Emailing

WeTransfer only allows you to send files up to 2 GB in size and the files are only available for two weeks. However, WeTransfer has a trick up its sleeve – it makes it easier and faster to email these files. While you have to copy-paste your File Dropper link into an email, you can specify your friends’ email addresses and your email message directly on the WeTransfer site.

There’s no sign-up process here, either – WeTransfer is a very quick way to send large files.


TransferBigFiles – More Features

TransferBigFiles offers a few more features, such as a Chrome extension that integrates with Gmail for easy uploading files. You can also protect your downloads with a password, set a custom expiry date, or get notified when the files are downloaded. You’ll need to sign up to use these features – you can use TransferBigFiles without signing up, but files will expire in 5 days.

If you don’t want to sign up, you’re better off using one of the above services.


DropSend – Outlook, Windows, Mac, & iPhone Integration

DropSend allows you to quickly send files without signing up, but its most unique features are its plug-in for Microsoft Outlook and the DropSend Direct desktop app, which allow you to quickly email large files from your Windows or Mac desktop. DropSend offers an iPhone app, too.


Now it depends upon you which service you would prefer for sending the “BIG FILES” cause at the end it’s your mail and your life! So enjoy it and keep mailing.

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One Comment
  • Adrianna
    10 March 2016 at 10:49 pm
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    Have you looked at Binfer? It is a great replacement for FTP. In my experience Binfer It is easiest and safest way to send large files. You can send large files with Binfer privately and easily.

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