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markbiz

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Msg#: 7287 posted 10:20 pm on Dec 5, 2004 (gmt 0)

Ok, yahoo and hotmail allow you to send an email attachment up to 10mb in size. Let's say i wanted to email a 9mb file to a lot of people. Does yahoo or hotmail have a limit on how many of these emails you can send? Sort of like bandwidth or something?

 

webboy1

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Msg#: 7287 posted 4:18 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Im not sure of the exact answer, but i wouldn't have thought there would be a restriction on how many times it can be sent.

I know that some broadband ISP's restrict the number of emails etc you can download in a month, but i would think you should be ok.

Just out of curiosity - is there no other way you can send your 9mb file? If you are on broadband then you will be ok, but if any of the recipients are checking email through a standard dial-up they are not going to be best pleased to be receiving a 9MB file that will take a long time to download.

Just a thought!

markbiz

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 10:07 pm on Dec 6, 2004 (gmt 0)

Yes, i have cable. You mean dial-up users have to wait even for email? I didn't know that. I know when they're downloading something off the net it's slow, but i thought they receive email right away. I know someone that has dial-up, i'll send them the file to see how it works...

vkaryl

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 1:49 am on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Good LORD. On my dialup, it would take me over THREE HOURS to download a 9mb attachment! (I'm VERY lucky to connect at 26.4.... mostly it's 24.0....)

Jeez. 99% of the REAL WORLD does NOT have broadband access yet, no matter what people think!

Sheesh.

Liane

WebmasterWorld Senior Member 10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 2:42 am on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

If someone sent me a 9mb file when I was on dial up ... I would ban them to the mailwasher file forever!

Even with ADSL ... I would probably strongly consider it unless it was from a family member or good friend. Then I would just lambaste them face to face! :)

webboy1

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 9:29 am on Dec 7, 2004 (gmt 0)

Totally agree people. I have broadband at work and at home ..... but i still can't stand receiving emails with large file attachments.

Some webmail suppliers only allow a 10mb inbox, so this file would leave practically no room for any other emails.

markbiz

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 1:19 am on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

I'm not planning to spam people with this file, if that's what you're all thinking, lol. I want to sell some software that i made, and i thought it would be a good way to send the file by email to the buyer.

hdpt00



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 1:27 am on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

I would say way more than 1% have broadband. It is way more popular than you believe.

webboy1

10+ Year Member



 
Msg#: 7287 posted 9:28 am on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

If you are giving them the "option" to receive it by email then i guess it would be ok. That way they have to choose ..... rather than you sending it to them without their knowledge.

You could however consider some system whereby you email them a secure URL which will take them to a page that they can click to download the file - rather than using email.

Obviously this would need to involve some tight security so that Joe Bloggs can't come in off the street and download it whenever he chooses.

g1smd

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Msg#: 7287 posted 9:32 pm on Dec 8, 2004 (gmt 0)

Put the folder in a sub-sub-folder on your web space, and do NOT link to the folders at all from anywhere else on the web.

Send people an email with the direct URL of where to get the file from.

Do not email the file to anyone at all. Files that size sent by email will cause the recipients a LOT of problems.

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