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    Attachment Size (XP Outlook)

    I've learned that 10 MB tends to be the limit that most ISPs handle. In fact, attachments that even come close to 10 MB are generally bounced back to the sender. And any regular PowerPoint user knows that MS' PowerPoint can easily hit 10MB for a single presentation. So, does anyone have suggestions on how to use the Internet to share such files?

    The options that come to mind for me are somewhat tedious: ask the sender to compress the file; put the file up on an FTP site...

    But does anyone know of ISPs that actually allow you to get more than 10MB email transfer (is this a MS limitation?) or of ways to squeeze that file through email?

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    Re: Attachment Size (XP Outlook)

    I haven't personally used ICQ for this use ... but I know of folks that swear by it for transferrring large files ... both the sender and the recipient(s) need to have copies of ICQ but since (other than taking up memory and cpu on your computer) its free you might want to look into this.

    BTW---If the file is "compressable" then the sender should do so to save bandwidth for all of us folks sharing the WWW. You probably should check out the following string on compressing files at:

    152755

    You can check out ICQ at:

    http://www.icq.com/products/

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Attachment Size (XP Outlook)

    You stated <font color=red>"I've learned that 10 MB tends to be the limit that most ISPs handle"</font color=red> and I believe that there is a 5-10 MB email <font color=blue>storage</font color=blue> limitation and a 1 mb single <font color=448800>email file transfer</font color=448800> for MOST ISP's.

    Anyone sending a 10 MB file to someone on a dailup connection should be blacked balled. It is bad enough when someone sends a 1MB file and then it just junk and or spam.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Attachment Size (XP Outlook)

    Business accounts typically don't have such low limits unless the subscribers want them or set them on their mail servers. But even a 1MB message can take 30 seconds to download over the LAN. I'm really not interested in receiving a 10MB message, or allowing someone to load my mail server that way. This is why "extranets" were invented. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> If you don't want to roll your own, you could use one of the online storage sites (e.g., http://www.xdrive.com/), or a collaboration service like eRoom. I haven't tried either, myself.

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