Generally email services supports maximum attachment size limit of 25MB including GMail, Yahoo, Hotmail etc and sometimes you need to send big files such as AutoCAD presentation, big PDF files and audio clips through attachments. You will not be able to do this because of the 25MB size limit and most of these type of files are over 25MB.
However, Yahoo Mail (New Beta) allows you to send attachments through email using a third party application named “YouSendIT” which allows you to send attachments till 2GB. Though the 2GB upload limit will be allowed only when you pay for the upgrade but the free version of Yahoo’s YouSendIT allows you to send attachments up to 100MB.
For sending such big attachments, all you need to do is to follow the steps below:
- Open your Yahoo Mail account. To use this application, you need to upgrade your Yahoo Mail account to new version of Yahoo i.e Yahoo classic doesn’t have this application. You can upgrade your Yahoo by clicking at the upgrade link on the top right corner.
- Once you have upgraded your Yahoo Mail to the new version, go to your Inbox. Under Left navigation menu just below “Applications” label you will see an option “Attach Large Files” (check the image below). Click on it.
- Now, you will see a pop-up which will ask you to Accept the Agreement of “YouSendIT”. Just click on “OK” button at the bottom of the pop-up.
- Now you’re done with enabling the application. Close the pop-up and simply go to “Compose Message” to compose your email.
- While composing the email, click on “Attachments” tab under the “Subject” text box and then click on “Attach Large Files”. This will open a pop-up again to upload your files.
- Select files to upload and then click on “Continue” button to upload the files. Once your files are uploaded you can close the pop-up and your attachments will be inserted in your email body enclosed in a YouSendIt custom design box.
This is a pretty useful thing as your attachments will be secured to your email but the person won’t be able to download the attachments directly from your email. They have to click the file and it will take them to YouSendIT page and then they can download the file directly. For other email, you can go with the option like Google Drive, SkyDrive etc but for Yahoo, this really seems to be a nice option for sending big attachments.