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Blog entry by bubinga posted 04-20-2011 03:39 AM 3874 reads 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

As you may or may not know, e-mails are restricted, in the size, amount of information that you can send in an e-mail.
We can share pictures, and text, right here on LJ, but some other types of files such as PDF files, for plans and such, must be dealt with another way.
I have recently learned that with Google’s Gmail service, the size has been increased to 20 MB, I have tested this out myself with a 18 MB PDF file, sent to myself, successfully, through Gmail.
The size of e-mail is restricted by your Internet service provider, therefore when trying to send this size of file to my personal e-mail, it inevitably failed.
So if you want to share bigger files, set yourself up a Gmail account, and go at it.
In this way LJ members can share some bigger files, and they won’t have to give out their personal e-mail addresses.
This is a good thing to know, to be able to send bigger files in e-mail to anyone, anywhere, for whatever reason.

And it’s free

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#1 posted 04-20-2011 04:04 AM

Both members would need gmail accounts for this to work, as servers limit incoming mail size too.

-- The nicer the nice, the higher the price!

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#2 posted 04-20-2011 04:27 AM


Absolutely correct, as I said, I attempted to send the 18 MB file to my personal e-mail address and it failed.
It must go from one Gmail account, to another Gmail account, to work

-- E J ------- Always Keep a Firm Grip on Your Tool

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#3 posted 04-20-2011 01:26 PM

thank´s for sharing the tip

I gess the others will follow soon one way or another they will bee forced to do it


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#4 posted 04-20-2011 01:36 PM

On a related note, Google’s got Picasa, their picture organizing system. With this system you can send vastly superior pictures via email. I have sent 84 pics at one time using this system.

-- Wish I were Norm's Nephew

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#5 posted 04-20-2011 02:47 PM

Gmail is the only email that I use. If you want a really powerful calendar I recommend their calender as well.

-- Jack T, John 3:16 "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him might not perish but might have eternal life."

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