How to send large files via email.
Don’t let file size limits stop you from getting work done. Learn how to send large files via email without breaking them apart.
Most email platforms have upper limits on how large a file can be to send. Luckily, that doesn’t have to stop you from sending your attachments — or force you to send multiple emails. There are a few different ways to get around email file size limits.
Send as a link.
One of the most common ways to send large files via email is to upload them to a cloud-based sharing service, many of which are easily found online.
These platforms make it easy to send large files. They typically don’t have file size limits, and you can make the entire folder or specific pieces sharable. Just upload your attachment, copy the sharable link, and send it in an email. When your recipient opens their email, they can simply click the link and see the file — no downloads necessary.
The only downside to using a file sharing platform is that you need to use a third-party service. And in some cases, it may also mean that your intended email recipient might need to sign up for that platform as well.
Compress the files online.
If you don’t want to use a third-party service to send large files via email, compressing your files is a quick and easy alternative. You can even compress files online with a PDF editor like Adobe Acrobat online services without needing to download any additional software. Just follow these steps:
- Visit the PDF editor website.
- Upload the large file you want to make smaller.
- Let the software do its magic.
- Download your compressed PDF file.
This will reduce the size of the file without greatly affecting the quality. Now, you can easily email your files without worrying about reaching the file size limit.
Discover what more you can do with Acrobat online services to make it easy to edit and share PDFs right from your device’s web browser.