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  1. clskrk

    clskrk Thread Starter

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    Does anyone have a sugestion on a way to send a 16Mb zip file through Outlook express?
    Running WinXP, Internet Explorer, SBC Yahoo ISP.
     
  2. Wet Chicken

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    Why don't you upload it to a server and just send them a link? ;)
     
  3. Alaska

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    I have never tried it myself but this is from Outlook Express help:

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    To send large messages

    Many e-mail and news servers limit the size of the messages you can receive and send. Usually this limit is one megabyte (1 MB) per message, including all attached files.

    With Outlook Express, you can send large messages or files to e-mail and news servers that have size limits, by breaking the messages into smaller ones. When the group of messages is received, the e-mail program combines them into one message.

    On the Tools menu, click Accounts.
    On either the Mail or News tab, click Properties.
    On the Advanced tab, select the Break apart messages larger than x KB check box and then enter the maximum file size the server will allow.

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    Whether or not it will work I do not know, and if the fact that you are dealing with a zip file would make a difference I do not know.
     
  4. jbcalg

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    the problem with breaking the file through OE is that the receiving end has to be able to put them together, so you need to synchronize it somewhat (ie oyu send one size, the other end can't receive them) - the few times i've done it, parts became corrupted and it was a waste of time

    you can span zip files across a number of disks (winrar also has this feature i think)
    - save the spanned files, send them off separately, recombine at the other end

    but a server transfer is probably best as the Wet Bird suggested :)))
    - try sending it through irc as an xdcc, just get on the same channel and do a private send
     
  5. sekirt

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    Just came across this free program. If you try it, post back with a report.

    Quote from their web site:
    "File Size - Maileet can transfer any file size to its recipients. Even if your Mailbox size is tiny, Maileet cuts the file into small segments and manages the transfer. The recipient's client will download the file segment by segment."

    http://www.maileet.com/

    sekirt
     
  6. flavallee

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    From my experience, most huge file sizes are because of photos that are not reduced in size and sent in JPG/JPEG format.

    A free utility called IRFANVIEW 3.85 is great for reducing the size and converting them to JPG/JPEG format before sending them.

    By using this utility, I have taken many photos with a file size of 1 MB or larger and shrunk them down to 40 - 50 KB before sending them(or burning and saving them to a CD).

    If the recipients are on 56K dial-up, they would surely appreciate this.

    16 MB? Ouch!

    Frank's Windows 95/98 Tips
     
  7. clskrk

    clskrk Thread Starter

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    I've got "irfanview" for pic.s and it's great., but I'm sending a vid.
    The "maileet" limits you to sending 4 files, 2Mb in size.
     
  8. sekirt

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    clskrk

    There goes "truth in advertising" on the internet! :D

    Quote from their web site:
    "File Size - Maileet can transfer any file size....."

    sekirt
     
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