If you like emailing videos and music files to your friends, then here’s some good news. Google just upgraded the maximum Gmail attachment size limit from 10 MB to 20 MB. Surprising enough, giant corporate companies, like General Electric, still restrict attachments to 5 MB and under.
A 20 MB attachment is great, but who are you going to send that email to? There are exceptions like Yahoo Mail Plus, but most email services won’t support 20 MB attachments. For the time being, you’ll have to settle for sending those giant 20 MB attachments to other Gmail users.
If other email providers follow suit, as they did with overall email storage space, then we should be seeing larger email attachments allowed by more services.
For those that would prefer to use a third party for the sending, storing, and receiving of large files, there are always services like YouSendIt and Tubes, among others.
Frank Wilson is a retired teacher with over 30 years of combined experience in the education, small business technology, and real estate business. He now blogs as a hobby and spends most days tinkering with old computers. Wilson is passionate about tech, enjoys fishing, and loves drinking beer.