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    Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.2900.2180 WinXP SP-2)

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    When an attachment is encoded for email, it can easily be 10-20% bigger than the original size. I would guess that that is the problem.

    Have you tried zipping it first?

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    The file is zipped, see the following:

    Directory of F:AppsAccess2k

    12/08/2005 05:34 PM 14,966,955 Build.zip
    1 File(s) 14,966,955 bytes

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Can you delete anything from the database? And why do you need one of your screen names to send it to the other one??

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    John

    Unzip the mdb file and compact and repair it through the tools menu. If you have been developing or working on that file it can bloat. To check if it has reduced in click on File|Properties. Try zipping it again afterwards....it's worth a try.
    Jerry

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    It may also be that AOL measures 16Gb as 16,000,000 bytes (units of 1000) and not 16,777,216 bytes (units of 1024) - which would give you less "wiggle room" for bloat. HTH
    Gre

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Jefferson, John & unkamunka

    Thanks for the input.

    Build.zip is as small as it going to get 13.5 MB and will grow to 14MB over time

    I first got the

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Since e-mail is a text based process your zip file will be encoded so it is a text file when sent. This process makes the file significantly bigger. As Leif said earlier 10-20% larger and possibly more. Check out some of the links at uuencode - Google Search for software you can use to check the size after encoding.

    Joe
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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    I shy from sending email attachments over 5MB in size to avoid problems. Do you have webspace that can host the file, giving you the option of sending a URL instead of a huge attachment?
    -Mark

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    I have successfully used http://www.yousendit.com/ for sending large files.

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Handy resource! Thanks for sharing.
    -Mark

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Sundog

    This is wonderful. It bypases email and attachment problems/limitations.

    You just solved a ton of my file transfer opportunities, what an early Christmas present.

    Thanks, John

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Glad you found a solution!

    (If you are still curious as to what the encoded size is, send me an equivalent file and I'll be happy to report back what the encoded size is as it goes through our mailserver.)

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    Re: Your Attachment May Be Too Large? (IE 6.00.290

    Leif

    Here you go

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