Thursday, December 09, 2010

Attachment size limits for common eMail providers

It is hard to check five email inboxes, three voice mail systems, or five blogs that you are tracking.

Late one night, i was perplexed whether i should zip the large files i was about to email or just send those files as is, knowing that Gmail offers this 25MB max attachment limit. I've compiled some of the well-known free email services together with their maximum attachment limit size.

Gmail / Google
- 25mb

YahooMail / Yahoo
- 20mb

Hotmail, Windows Live / Microsoft
- 50mb

Blackberry/ RIM
- 3mb

Microsoft Exchange Server 2010 and 2007
 - can be customized; depends on the delimiter set by your admin. Find out more here

- 25mb

- 20mb

If you want a comprehensive list, visit wiki.

Just my two cents though, i think file attachments are soon to be obsolete, with the birth of Dropbox and other cloud-based storage services like skydrive from Microsoft, less and less usage for attaching files and the likes are being at trend.

I no longer attach files if my recipient has a dropbox account, i immediately drop those files that i wanna share.

I'm looking forward to Google's free cloud storage service.


1 comment:

  1. Il semble que vous soyez un expert dans ce domaine, vos remarques sont tres interessantes, merci.

    - Daniel