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Old 04-08-2020, 01:34 PM   #1
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I need to send some documents saved on usb flash drive via email. Can I attach by inserting usb drive with my laptop or do I need to first transfer them from usb to laptop? Please advise.
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:03 PM   #2
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See here https://asapguide.com/how-to-attach-...-usb-to-email/ there may be a file size limit of 20mb.
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Old 04-08-2020, 02:07 PM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I read it. So, that means I can directly attach files from usb drive to email.
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yes provided it is not larger than the limit set by which ever mail service you are using.
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I'm using gmail. What I require to send are jpg images of 4 or 5 pieces of one page documents.
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Have a read here https://www.google.com/search?client...tachment+limit I have no idea what size the jpg's are or how many you plan on sending at any one time so go check their size and send more than one email if required or use the other methods mentioned in the articles.
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Okay, thanks.
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Sorry not gmail, I will be using hotmail. They say a maximum of 10MB can be attached to each message. The 4 or 5 attachments I'm sending are approx. 955KB each.
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Each is under 1mb so should be fine.
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I realize that the OP has corrected with regard to not using Gmail, but since it's been mentioned this bit is useful info: If you go above the allowed attachment (as in literal attachment) size limit Gmail will still use a mechanism where the file is placed on Google Drive and the recipient is given a download link for it.

I've had that happen on several occasions where I go above the total attachment size limit.
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I see. That's useful info. Like I said, I'll be using my hotmail a/c cause the accounting co. I'll be sending the attached docs recognize my hotmail address. Most likely, each attachment will be less than 1mb. Otherwise as Joeten said, I can divide the attachments in two emails.
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Just about every Email service, Hotmail, Gmail, or any ISP has a limit of 10MB's or less per Email. If each attachment per Email is 1MB or less you will have no problems.
If you have an attachment that is larger then 10MB, you can use Google Drive or any of the other Cloud Services.
If it is less then 2GB you can use We Transfer
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Gmail's limit, for a very long time, has been 25 MB.

Send attachments with your Gmail message

They've apparently changed that limit for messages sent from outside services to a Gmail user to 50 MB, but anything originating from within Gmail is still 25 MB.
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Check out sendthisfile.com. It might be slower, but it apparently transfers any size file.
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