you’re sharing photos, reports, or other documents–sending attachments through
Microsoft Outlook email is a convenient way to get files to others. But if you
try to email large files using Outlook email you might run into trouble. That’s
because there’s a default Outlook file size limit.
is the limit for an Outlook email attachment? The email system defaults to 20
MB. If you try to send a larger file or a group of files totaling more than 20
MB, you’ll likely receive an error message. Fortunately,
there are ways to get around the Outlook file size limit if you know what to
In this tutorial, we’ll examine the Outlook attachment size
limit closely. You’ll learn the basics of sending Outlook email attachments.
And we’ll discuss workarounds for how to email really large files using MS
How to Email Large Files in Outlook (Video)
with the quick video screencast below or dig into the written tutorial
instructions that follow. Learn how to work with Outlook attachments and zip
your files are share them through Microsoft OneDrive.
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1. How to Attach a File to MS Outlook
you can attach large files to your MS Outlook emails, you need to understand
the basics of attaching a file to a message. Let’s review that process:
1. Create a New Message
start, open Microsoft Outlook and create
a new message:
ready to attach a file.
2. Attach the File
your new message, click the Attach File
icon in the ribbon. A list of items you’ve used recently appears. If the file
you want to attach isn’t on the list, scroll to the bottom and click the Browse this PC option. File
Now let’s take a closer look at how to email large files using Outlook:
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