It’s not always a short message to be sent to our colleagues. Sometimes we may require adding kind of attachments, like files, videos, and photos to your emails. But in a case, you want to send large files that are over the attachment size, like videos, and folders then you can use Google Drive simply.
How to attach a file
- Open Gmail on your computer.
- Click Compose option simply.
- Click Attach button now.
- Choose all the files you want to upload with a message.
- Click the Open button to proceed.
Add an image also by simply dragging and dropping into the compose window.
How to remove an attachment
After you add an attachment, you can remove it either if it gets wrongly attached. To the right of the attachment name, you will find a Close option, click it.
Attachment size limit
You can send up to 25 MB in attachments with Gmail message. If you have more than one attachment, then you can’t add up more than 25 MB upload limit.
If your file is greater than 25 MB, Gmail automatically implements your mail attachment into a Google Drive link in the email. The person you send the file to can easily click the link to download it so they’ll have access to it even if you remove it from Google Drive.
Attachments won’t upload
In a situation you get an error message while adding an attachment, follow these steps:
- Make sure you’re using a browser that supports the file type.
- Else go and try adding your attachment in another browser window.
- If you have setup a proxy on the web browser, try disabling it.
Attachments might be unavailable
If you see a message flashing like the one “Attachments might be unavailable,” your network administrator or Internet provider might be blocked your service “mail-attachment.googleusercontent.com,” the domain Google uses to host attachment file. Immediately contact your Internet service provider to troubleshoot the problem.
Blocked for security reasons
Many times you may get locked out of your Gmail account then try accessing it using reset Gmail password easily. To prevent viruses and other malware threats, Gmail doesn’t let you attach executable files, like files ending in .exe. If you wish to attach an executable file, you’ll a block message “Blocked for security reasons” on your screen.