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dee288
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Email Attachment

Is there a limit to the size of file I can upload and send as an attachment to an email?  Tried to send an 8741KB  but it said it exceeded limit.  Help!
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Re: Email Attachment

It was probably the receiving email server which rejected it as the Plusnet limit  I think is effectively 85MB before MIME encoding (100MB after)
dee288
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Re: Email Attachment

Thanks for that.  However it wouldn't let me add the attachment (upload limit exceeded it said) so didn't even get to send it so cannot be another server!
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Re: Email Attachment

which email client are you using or are you trying to do it via webmail as that apparently has a 7MB limit http://community.plus.net/forum/index.php/topic,127072.0.html/
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Re: Email Attachment

Yes 7MB limit does apply to photos in an attachment via webmail. Which is all too easy to occur when sending pikkies from a digital camera, especially current examples which are 10MB  or more each frame. It follows that a very long text could hit this buffer. The ability to shrink photos in some Photo programs is handy but I do not know about text.
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Re: Email Attachment

I would have thought the default "shrink" program is "zip"  Wink  However, it often changes to "enlarge" if the file is already compressed (jpeg etc) Shocked
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Superuser
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Re: Email Attachment

The answer here is to use a PC based email client.  There are many to choose from, some are free and others are not.  Windows Live Mail is free and is a fairly good starting point.
dee288
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Re: Email Attachment

Thanks everyone.  Have been using web mail but think  I will have to go back to using an email client.  Had used Live Mail but for some reason I was 'losing' emails!  May try something else.
Superuser
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Re: Email Attachment

Hi.
What do you mean by "loosing" emails?  Where you using multiple clients with POP3?  This can cause a lot of confusion. Using an IMAP configuration is generally more dependable. It works a lot like the webmail client, leaving your emails on the server until you explicitly delete them, unlike POP3 which immediately deletes emails on the server the moment the (or any) client "reads" them.