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How to send email attachments of up to 2GB without using cloud storage

If you are used to working with large files, then you are probably used to using cloud storage services to transfer them.

Most Email providers and clients have a maximum size limit of the files you can attach to an email.

The table below shows the different limitations of the providers and clients.

Gmail 25Mb (per email sent or received) and Hotmail 10Mb (per file attachment) or 300Gb (only for files attached via SkyDrive!)
Yahoo Mail 25Mb (per email) or unlimited (only for files attached via DropBox – limited by your DropBox account size)
AOL 25Mb (per email sent or received) 50Mb (per attachment) and 10Mb (per file)
Zoho Mail 12Mb (per email) and 10Mb (per file)
GoDaddy Workspace 30Mb (per email) and 20Mb (per file)
Microsoft Outlook 20Mb (per attachment)
Mozilla Thunderbird unlimited
Windows Live Mail 10Gb (per email) and no more than 50Mb per file attached

If you do not want to go through the mess of an email client or provider, This is good news for you.

Here comes We Transfer, a service that enables of to send attachments of up to 2GB using the free version, while with the Pro version, you get up to 10GB.

To use the service, there is no login involved. All you need is to attach the files, insert the email you want to send to, add your email address so that you can be notified when the files have been downloaded and you are good to go.



The service has introduced an Android app for all you Android lovers out there.

The only problem you will have is to wait for the files to attach, that is if they are very large.



Ephraim Batambuze III

Digital guy, Web developer, Tech blogger, Gadgets Reviews, Geeky dad. Twitter:@batambuze WhatsApp/Telegram:+256781665128 Skype:ebatambuze
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