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What is a reliable maximum size for an email attachment? To one person and to 50 BCC?

Discussion in 'E-mail Discussions' started by BianchiDude, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. BianchiDude

    BianchiDude Well-Known Member
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    What is a reliable maximum size for an email attachment?

    To one person and to 50 BCC?
     
  2. cpanelinfoseeker

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    Without knowing server specs, destination mailbox setup, and general configuration, it would be almost impossible to say.

    In my case, I have tested the the server with two email accounts (both with cPanel) to send a 22.5 megabyte file. If this were going to an account that had a 2 meg or 5 meg limit for each email (as some do), it would not arrive at all. You would have to check with each person you were going to send to and inquire about their restrictions with their email provider for receiving a large email.

    Usually I just atttach a link to a site folder and have them download something large instead of attaching to email if I'm sending to several people.

    Hope this helps,
    Ron
     
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    Not sure why anyone would want to send a large attachment to 50 people at one time, considering the 50 people might all have 1 MB mailboxes when a link to the file would work much nicer for all.
     
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    agreed... it's rude and definitely can cause grief for someone with a low quota mailbox, or a slow connection. Put the file where it can be downloaded and email a link.
     
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