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    In spite of paying 24 per month here in the UK Orange has informed a friend she cannot send a 300 Mb video as an attachment as below. I have warned her unless she has very fast Braodband it would take ages anyway.

    Is this the custom of many other servers?
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    Thank you for your email. Please provide us further details.

    * Do you use email client such as Outlook Express to send/recieve
    emails?
    * DO you get message about bad format when you try to access same video
    file from your PC after sending email?

    There is limit to attach any file to email.

    * up to 2 Meg for any one attached file from Webmail
    * up to 3 Meg in total for a maximum of 6 smaller files being sent in
    one email from Webmail
    * There is a 10 Meg limit on the size of attachment that you can send
    through Outlook Express

  • #2
    Re: Email attachment limitations

    Most email servers have a limit on the maximum size of any message -- typically 5 mb
    Consider using one of the upload services like rapidshare
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    • #3
      Re: Email attachment limitations

      Worth noting that the 10MB limit for Outlook Express is actually about a 7MB file. With overheads the 7MB file size blows out to 10MB.
      1 1 was a racehorse.
      2 2 was 1 2.
      1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
      2 2 1 1 2

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      • #4
        Re: Email attachment limitations

        Originally posted by GordonSweet View Post
        In spite of paying 24 per month here in the UK Orange has informed a friend she cannot send a 300 Mb video as an attachment as below. I have warned her unless she has very fast Braodband it would take ages anyway.

        Is this the custom of many other servers?
        -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

        Thank you for your email. Please provide us further details.

        * Do you use email client such as Outlook Express to send/recieve
        emails?
        * DO you get message about bad format when you try to access same video
        file from your PC after sending email?

        There is limit to attach any file to email.

        * up to 2 Meg for any one attached file from Webmail
        * up to 3 Meg in total for a maximum of 6 smaller files being sent in
        one email from Webmail
        * There is a 10 Meg limit on the size of attachment that you can send
        through Outlook Express
        Wow.

        Why not use a file drop site for it.

        I would reckon that your 300MB file would end up being 500MB once overheads have been added.

        If the messages didn't bounce because it was too large and it then ate into your allowance.

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        • #5
          Re: Email attachment limitations

          Or, setup an FTP Server with selected access so only authorised users could gain access. I think when I last used Quick 'n Easy FTP Server http://www.pablosoftwaresolutions.co...tp_server.html you could lock users to a Home Folder so they had no access to other User's folders.

          And NEVER have an account called Admin or Administrator. I was constantly amused by the logs showing the Server being attacked on those accounts.
          1 1 was a racehorse.
          2 2 was 1 2.
          1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
          2 2 1 1 2

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