How to send large email attachments with Gmail

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Gmail provides one of the best email services online. It’s free, fast, and works well most of the time. However, you will encounter a big problem when you try to send large files with Gmail. Gmail won’t send large files. In fact, Gmail limits email attachment file sizes to only 25 megabytes (megs). Try to send any files larger than that and your email will be rejected outright. So if you wish to send files larger than 25 megs, then you are going to need assistance from another service.

That’s not all, Gmail won’t let you send executable files or corrupted files either (even when the files are compressed or zipped). Here are file types that Gmail does not support: ade, adp, bat, chm, cmd, com, cpl, exe, hta, ins, isp, jse, lib, mde, msc, msp, mst, pif, scr, sct, shb, sys, vb, vbe, vbs, vxd, wsc, wsf, and wsh.

SendThisFile is here to help.

You can use SendThisFile, for free, to send large email attachments of any size. You can even send files larger than 2 Gigabytes! We won’t limit the file sizes you send and you can send any file type you wish, all without special software or training.

Here’s how it works.

  1. Enter the email address of where you want your file to go
  2. Drag and drop your file(s) into the browser window

That’s it! Your files are then uploaded to our file server and an email is sent with a download link. The entire process is protected with 128-bit encryption security and files are securely deleted when you’re finished.

SendThisFile is fast, flexible, and easy to use.