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How to Email Large Files with Gmail, Google Drive, and Dropbox



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Hey YouTube! Tech Intimidation, today we're talking about

emailing large files. So,

number one, if you have Gmail you can send

attachments that are

up to 25 megabytes in size.

So that's quite a bit of space,

the old limit used to be five megabytes for most

email systems, Gmail upped the ante to 25 megabytes.

But, you still have a problem on the other side,

what if the other person receiving your e-mail cannot receive

more than five megabytes or can't receive up to 25 megabytes?

They still will not... your email will just get rejected. So,

we need another workaround to send large files.

Two options. First one is Google

Drive. If you have a Gmail account

you have a Drive account. And you can

upload files into your Drive account

which was just recently expanded. Now your file space

can be up to 15 GB.

You have up to 15 GB of space. And so,

what I did was I uploaded this video, which is huge.

Over here you can see, I get the info, same file...

it's 1.23 GB. So it's way

too big for an email. I put it in Drive, so now

I have that file in my Drive account

and if I mouse over the attachment

button I have an insert files using

Drive button. I clicked that and I can either

add files here if I just drag-and-drop. Or I can select from files that are already

in my Drive account. And what that does is it inserts

a link. So now...

it's not actually inserting the file in the email, it's adding a link.

And only the person that you send this to you has access to that file.

Its not publicly available, it's only available to the person that you email it to.

So that's an option number one. Option number two...

is to use Dropbox. So...

I have another video on three ways to you share and collaborate with Dropbox

and that

outlines the different ways to do that. If you have Dropbox already installed

you just open your Dropbox folder,

go to your public folder, or just drop it anywhere in your

Dropbox. Copy your file into there.

It's already in there for me...

just to save time. And you will just right click,

or control-click if you are on a Mac, and

click "copy public link" go back to your email

and paste it in.

And then they will be able to download

the video from that link. And this link with Dropbox

is publicly available to anyone. They don't have to have a Dropbox account

they can forward that link to anyone and anyone with that link will be able to download it.

And that is how you can email large files!

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