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SpaceCowboy706

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Does anyone know if there is a maximum size to the file attachment for e-mails in outlook express.

I've beent trying to email a buddy a movie as a file attachment (8.9GB) and outlook will not respond after i click the send button.

If there is a size limit, does anyone know of a better FREE way to get a file this size to him (USING THE INTERNET AND NOT EXTERNAL DEVICES)
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Due to the large size of the file you are sending, Outlook will appear to freeze because it is trying to send. With a file that size, it will LITERALLY take hours to send and for your friend to download. Most e-mail services won't allow attachments over 2-3 MB, let alone almost 9 GB. Chances are you won't be able to send this file, in fact I'd be willing to bet a LOT of money on that fact. You'd be better off putting it on an external USB hard drive and taking it to him on that if he's nearby.
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or setting up an ftp session....a very long ftp session.....or if you can get ahold of a free website and upload it to there...i used to do that to share stuff
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we both have premium high speed internet service 9mb downstream and 512k upstream so it shouldnt take that long should it??? i downloaded the file from imesh and it only took about 10 minutes.... he doesnt use imesh he uses kaza (virus riddled crap)..

i have seen other people using a ftp service, is this something i should look into... and if so is it FREE


any suggestions on where to find it at
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why don't you burn it on a CD for him? :tazz:

Outlook doesn't support that size, I would think max of 2-3 MB. This application hasn't been created to send a huge amount of data. Even if outlook does support it, I haven't heard of an E-mail provider that supports attachments larger than 10 MB.
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outlook supports sending of any file size. it's the mail server that won't allow it. i assume you're using outlook to send from your ISP mail so it's virtually guaranteed that they won't allow it. what kind of file is it?
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answered my question: Darn Cox Communications limits email size on POP server to 200MB....

option 2 i tried compressing it down to 40% then burning it to a disk but when I unzipped it and went to view it .... it was jumpy and the quality had decreased alot (Blurry)....hmmm

i dont want to go buy an external hard drive java script:emoticon(':tazz:')
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tell him to get imesh and download it himself
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OOPPSSss.. sorry forgot the file type for u: tried it as an AVI and MPG with same results
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