How can I send large files through eMail?

RJ February 5, 2011

How can I send pictures of about 1 GB through GMail or Yahoo Mail? Or is there any other way providing faster means of doing so?

  1. ju8191
    May 4, 2012 at 12:02 pm

    You can use ForgetBox :

    It is free,
    there is no size limitation
    and you can use it through gmail !

    Try it :)

  2. Rama
    April 16, 2012 at 5:21 am

    i sending 1gb photos in mail

  3. Ganeshtb
    June 7, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    Nowadays email limits have reached GBs. Torrents are also one important technology to share files easily.

  4. Mailbigfile
    April 13, 2011 at 3:59 pm

    If you're looking to send large files quickly and easily for someone else to download, then is probably your best bet. Best of all, it's free to use!

  5. Aibek
    February 19, 2011 at 10:12 am

    There are tons of options, see below:

    3 Simple Ways To Send Big Files Over The Internet

    4 Easy Tools For Sharing Large Files Over The Internet

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    Send several GBs of data to Friends using Podmailing

  6. Anonymous
    February 13, 2011 at 2:42 am

    You could use 7zip to separate the file into many pieces, and e-mail them separately. Just google 7 zip if you don't have it, you could also google how to separate the files if you can't figure that out...

    • Aibek
      February 19, 2011 at 10:08 am

      not very practical for larger files

      • Anonymous
        February 19, 2011 at 3:07 pm

        Oh i know, im just throwing it out there, if the asker was really intent on sending the file through email, that's the only way to do it for a 1gb file. There are obviously better ways to send large files online, but through e-mail...that's really the only option for a file that large...

        • Aibek
          February 19, 2011 at 7:40 pm

          yeah i guess you're right. To send the file via email splitting it into
          pieces is pretty much the only option.


    February 6, 2011 at 8:05 am

    There are a ways of accomplishing what you want. Only thing is, if you are planing to send pictures worth 1GB, your only option is to move them to a folder in your computer to sync or upload them somewhere. Regardless of what method/service you decide to use it will take some time depending on your upload speed and/or your computer speed.

    The following services provide syncing between computers. I would say out the three following, dropbox is the more recognized. All of these three services provide an amount of space for free. The way they work is you open an account, install the software and move a folder with your pictures to it. Once that is done, you just install the software in any computer/phone/tablet you have and as long as your software is running the folder will be synced will the other computers. You can also send links by email and as long as the recipient has access to it, the recipient can see the pictures. -- provides 2GB with free account but you can increase amount with referals and promotions. -- provides 5 GB with free account, you can increase with referals. -- provides 1 GB with free account, can be increase with referals. -- provides 2GB with free account, can be increase with referals.

    Another option is using skydrive. It can be installed with the windows live software provided by Windows. It is not compatible with Windows Xp, only with Vista/Windows 7. You can get more information on the following link:

    The following is an online option where you upload the file and you get a link. You send the link by email and the other person downloads the content. If you use a service like this, I would advise you to split the files in smaller chunks, so that the upload goes faster. Hope it helps.

  8. Mike
    February 6, 2011 at 6:22 am

    As far as I know the following limits apply:
    Gmail 25MB per Mail
    Yahoo! 10MB per Email

    The safest way is to use one of the many online services for sharing files. Few examples:

  9. xxloverxx
    February 6, 2011 at 4:53 am


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