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    Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    I don't know if this is thecorrect forum, but here goes.
    I currently receive an email from an associate that exceeds 3m each Saturday morning, the problem is that it keeps bombing out.

    Is there a way my associate can send the file other than by email?

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Perhaps zipping the attachment helps (if it isn't already, of course)
    If the associate has web space at his disposal, he could make the file available there; you could then download it using your browser.
    And there are CD-R's and snail mail of course, but that is probably not attractive.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Better than zipping he rars them, it compresses better than winzip.

    Actually today's file was only 816Kb and it took about 6 hours after many retries to come down to me. This is quite puzzling as I get a Jobsearch email that is 3Mb and it downloads in minutes.

    CD-Rs and snail mail, you are obviously are joking!!!

    What is the deal about web space, what does he need to do for that, and how do you download it using IE6?

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    If your associate has a website, he/she has a location where the web pages are stored. The file could be stored in that location, and the associate could give you the URL

    But since other e-mails don't take so long, perhaps there's a problem at the sender's end?

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    The 3Mb email does not have an attachment, it is all in the message area.
    Could it be Norton taking too long to do it's virus scan of the attachment?

    When you say my associate (he) could give me a URL, what happens then?
    Do I use a utility like GetRight to transfer the file to me?

    Excuse my ignorance, but I have not had to do this before.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Sorry, I don't understand, you said your associate uses rar, how does that work in the body of the e-mail? <img src=/S/confused.gif border=0 alt=confused width=15 height=20>

    Scanning a large mail for visuses could take some time, but not hours.

    If your associate would send you a one-line e-mail with an URL such as (completely fictitious) http://www.mywebsite.myprovider.au/myfile.rar, you could click on the link, and your browser would ask you whether you want to open or download the file.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    <P ID="edit" class=small>(Edited by patt on 20-Aug-05 19:50. Broadband reference)</P>No the jobsearch email of 3Mb has all the data in the body of the email.

    My associate uses rar to compress a file that is then setup as an attachment to send.

    Also my browser takes many times to download any kind of file, so I will probably use GetRight to get the file.

    When you say my associate needs to get some Web space, what exactly does he need to do?

    I guess if I got broadband it would make a substantial difference.
    Thanks for your time and advice Hans.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Many ISPs provide some storage space on their server to each customer to serve as storage for a personal website. I have 20 MB at my disposal, for example, although I never use it (I don't have a personal website). Your associate would have to ask his ISP for details.

    And yes, broadband would help, but I understand it's not widely available in Australia yet.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    That will help me to work this file transfer a lot quicker.

    Thank you Hans.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    > I guess if I got broadband it would make a substantial difference.

    Definitely! But, if that's not in the offing, you might see if there is an inexpensive (or even free-with-purchase) local cybercafe. Assuming the file is password protected, so leaving it on the computer isn't a problem, you could access your mail or the associate's web site there on a public PC, and download the huge file onto a USB "flash drive." Or if you have a wireless laptop of your own, you could use that. Libraries also might have faster access.

    Incidentally, it's always a good idea to ask before connecting a USB device to a computer, and don't have anything on there that you would hate to have made public or deleted... just in case the public PC has some hostile software running on it.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    I will get broadband for this, also my son has been complaining about the speed for ages, however that is a double edged sword.

    Some more information, I have been doing this for a couple of years now, and it has started slowing down like this for about 4-5 months.

    Thanks for the other info re cybercafe and USB, however I don't want to go down that track.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Have your associate use a free ftp site, such as Send This File. You can then download the entire file using your web browser, at your convenience. http://www.sendthisfile.com

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Using this site, can you block other people from downloading these files?

    I have had a look and it looks the goods, I will test a couple of files and see what it's like in terms of speed on my dialup connection.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Another question, what do I have to do to use GetRight as my browsers dowload function.

    The reason I ask is that my current download bombs after a certain time (this varies) and it takes forever to download files because I have to start the download after each bomb.

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    Re: Email attachment too big (Outlook XP)

    Yes, the only person who will even know the file is on the site is the person to whom you sent the invitational email. I've used the site for several months, and find it invaluable.

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