outlook.com keeps knocking back photos under 20mb

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  1. Posts : 21
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    outlook.com keeps knocking back photos under 20mb


    outlook.com wont send a file with 4 photo's it says its exceeds the maixium limit which is 20mb. however when I look at the emails that I'm trying to send they are only 16.8mb.... can someone tell me how to fix this
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  2. SnarkyTwit's Avatar
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    Hi Lach222,

    Try sending one photo at a time. I know it's a pain in the rear, but it will work.

    Snarks
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  3. bro67's Avatar
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    That would be the limits of the servers. 20mb has always been the top for attachments in email. Blame it on old school programmers. Use a service like Fliker or one of the others that you can send a link to someone for that picture. There are time bomb type services that you can send the picture link and it is only good for so long, before it gets deleted.
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  4. Posts : 21
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    bro67 said:
    That would be the limits of the servers. 20mb has always been the top for attachments in email. Blame it on old school programmers. Use a service like Fliker or one of the others that you can send a link to someone for that picture. There are time bomb type services that you can send the picture link and it is only good for so long, before it gets deleted.
    thanks mate, I will give it a crack. I still don't understand, if outlook says that it can send 20mb and I'm only sending 11.5 mb why does it keep knocking me back and saying the file is to large when it isn't??
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  5. Posts : 21
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    SnarkyTwit said:
    Hi Lach222,

    Try sending one photo at a time. I know it's a pain in the rear, but it will work.

    Snarks
    ok I will also give this a try
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  6. Kbird's Avatar
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    lach222 said:
    thanks mate, I will give it a crack. I still don't understand, if outlook says that it can send 20mb and I'm only sending 11.5 mb why does it keep knocking me back and saying the file is to large when it isn't??
    My understanding , unless it changed with all the recent Outlook upgrades? , was that Outlook max is 10mb , not 20mb.

    If it is over that you can use the " OneDrive Album" send instead I think , the recipient is sent a link to the Album and they can download the files themselves if desired.
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    Kbird said:
    My understanding , unless it changed with all the recent Outlook upgrades? , was that Outlook max is 10mb , not 20mb.

    If it is over that you can use the " OneDrive Album" send instead I think , the recipient is sent a link to the Album and they can download the files themselves if desired.
    ok i will try to upgrade outlook, thanks mate
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  8. Kbird's Avatar
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    lach222 said:
    ok i will try to upgrade outlook, thanks mate
    I am not sure you can upgrade Outlook? if you mean Outlook.com , then No , it is what it is...... I only was referring to the fact that M$ has been upgrading the whole Outlook/Hotmail/Office part of their online presense for about 6months now. AFAIK Hotmail always had a 10mb limit per file/email attachment but perhaps I am wrong?

    I still use WLM with IMAP and it offers the Picture Album Option , for hi res pics a single email per pic is still best , however do they really need HiRes Images straight out of the Camera?

    I have used ImageResizer for Emailing Pics for years, just right click the image and choose a size option and hit ok.
    I'd recommend opening the Advanced Menu and setting it to make Copies , not overwrite Originals 1st though.
    You can choose/make a custom HiDef size or if they only have a HD monitor make it 1920x1080....

    Image Resizer for Windows - Lets you resize images by right-clicking.
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  9. bro67's Avatar
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    lach222 said:
    thanks mate, I will give it a crack. I still don't understand, if outlook says that it can send 20mb and I'm only sending 11.5 mb why does it keep knocking me back and saying the file is to large when it isn't??
    Something with the file most likely that is causing the online webmail portal kick it back,. What if you try sending it as a Zip file instead of a Jpeg. You can use gmail for sending photos.
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  10. Kbird's Avatar
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    It's possible your ISP has a email attachment size limit too but here are some general guide lines
    found at: Maximum email size limit for Gmail, Outlook.com, etc

    Can't seem to stop this table being squeezed ......sorry

    Maximum email size limit for Gmail, Outlook.com, Yahoo, AOL, etc

    Here is the values list of the maximum email size limit for various email providers and email client applications. These email size limits usually apply on both sending and receiving emails.
    EMAIL PROVIDER MAXIMUM EMAIL SIZE LIMIT
    Gmail 25Mb (per email sent or received)
    Outlook.com 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)
    Mail.com 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)
    EMAIL CLIENT MAXIMUM EMAIL SIZE LIMIT
    Microsoft Outlook 20Mb (per attachment)
    Mozilla Thunderbird unlimited
    Windows Live Mail 10Gb (per email) and no more than 50Mb per file attached
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