Your iPhone is so versatile that it can help you send an email containing large attachments.
You might have been so used with your communicating through email using only your computers at home or office. Yes, you use your iPhone to check email coming in but sending emails out with attachments was usually done with a computer. But you can easily accomplish that task using only your iPhone.
Here are some pretty simple steps to help you send an email with large attachments with your iPhone.
1.) Launch the Mail app from your iPhone
2.) Click the Compose bottom
3.) Put in the email address of the recipient and your email subject as well
4.) Click this Document icon. This will take you to your default Files App. This is where you can attach saved documents either on your device or from your iCloud storage. Find the file and tap it to attach it to your email.
5.) Review your message and click send
How big can the attachment be?
You could be asking just how big can you attach in your email in terms of file size. Before we go there, it would be great to know the size limits of most platforms first. For AOL, Yahoo, and Gmail, your attachment cannot be greater than 25 MB. Hotmail and Outlook have a much lower capacity at 10 MB.
This is the beauty of your iPhone Mail Drop – your attachments via iCloud can be as big as 5 GB. Once you send it through, your recipient has about 30 days to open it before it expires.
Are there limitations?
Are you having a hard time sending that email with the big attachment? Here are some possible reasons why you are unable to send.
- You are sending a file bigger than 5 GB. You can try sending it in batches if possible so it goes through
- You are sending an uncompressed folder. It would be a good idea to compress your attachment
- Too many messages have been sent for the day
- You already reached the 1 TB Mail Drop limit. Don’t worry, it refreshes every 30 days.
Limits on iCloud messages
Did you know that there are limits to your iCloud messages as well? This is also one of the reasons why your email might not be going through. Keep in mind the following:
- You can only send 1,000 messages a day
- You can only send to 1,000 recipients every day
- For every message, you can only send to 500 recipients maximum
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Kent Hartman says
Thank you for all the valuable information you send out. I’ve learned a lot from the information you send out.
Again, thank you and keep the info coming.
Have A Great Day.
walter johnson says
is there a way to attach files that I have saved in my Dropbox account that are not saved in iCloud?
Thank you for all the good valuable information. I’m always learning from you. Have a beautiful day.
Joann Holtzapfel says
How would you compress the attachment?
Kim Lemke says
Thank you for your valuable info. While typing this large attachment can i also keep saving(like in computer) so that it does not get wiped out?