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Merkava_4
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Mar 28, 2011, 04:51 AM
 
Hi all,

I'm a member of a small engine technical forum and several people have asked me to send them service manuals that I have on file as PDF's. I have already sent several of them out one at a time, but the PDF's that are larger than 11MB don't make it through; instead, I get this error message shown in the screen shot here:

http://i115.photobucket.com/albums/n...MailServer.png

Question: Is it my outgoing mail server that's limited in capacity, or is it the other person's mailbox?
     
CharlesS
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Mar 28, 2011, 06:00 AM
 
That's something with your server. If it were the other mailbox, your message would appear to go through, but later you'd get a bounceback e-mail from the other server.

You could try setting up a Gmail account for this — Gmail allows attachments up to 25 MiB, I believe. If you fiddle with the settings a bit, you can get Gmail to send e-mails with your regular address in the From: field.

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Mar 28, 2011, 06:18 AM
 
AT&T tells users (in the fine print) that they limit attachment size, though I can't remember if it's 10MB or something a little smaller. Google is free, offers both POP and IMAP, and supports much larger attachments.

The workaround for using AT&T's servers is to break up the PDFs into smaller chunks-which may or may not be optimal for the documents you want to send. I'd just go with Google.

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Mar 28, 2011, 02:27 PM
 
Or you could zip the files.

Right-click the pdf and select Compress.

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CharlesS
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Mar 28, 2011, 05:19 PM
 
Which probably won't help much with PDF files, since they often contain already-compressed image data.

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Mar 28, 2011, 06:32 PM
 
Maybe just get Dropbox, host the files, and e-mail them the link.
     
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Mar 28, 2011, 07:14 PM
 
Yousendit https://www.yousendit.com/ Allows up to 2GB file transfer. The free version works just fine!
     
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Mar 28, 2011, 07:50 PM
 
Dropbox is probably the best suggestion, because you won't have to keep sending large files if you get new requests -- just send the links again.
     
Merkava_4  (op)
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Mar 29, 2011, 07:22 AM
 
CharlesS: The GMail account is working very nicely. Thank You.

Everybody else: Those are all excellent suggestions. Thank You.
     
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Mar 30, 2011, 11:41 PM
 
If you are creating the pdf files and if you have Adobe 9.0 Pro you can reduce the file size - go to documents - reduce file size and it will take a 10 mg file to 2 or less. Sometimes you can do this multiple times and reduce the file size even further.
     
   
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