3 Ways to Email Large Video Files

3 Ways to Email Large Video Files
3 Ways to Email Large Video Files
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Most email clients limit the size of attachments that can be sent by email. It may prevent you from sending large video files. Fortunately, some popular email clients have made changes to their services to allow users to exchange files that exceed standard size limitations. To email a large video, you can use Google Drive in Gmail, OneDrive (formerly SkyDrive) in Outlook mail, or Dropbox in Yahoo mail.

Steps

Method 1 of 3: Use Google Drive (Gmail)

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Step 1. Open the Gmail website

If you are not signed in to your Gmail account, first enter your email address and password.

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Step 2. Select New Message

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Step 3. Click on the Google Drive button

This is the triangle icon at the bottom of the window New message.

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Step 4. Go to the Import tab

You'll find it at the top right of the Google Drive window.

If your video file has already been uploaded to Google Drive, you can insert it from the Google Drive window that opens

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Step 5. Choose Select files on your device

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Step 6. Select your video

Depending on the location of the video on your computer, you may need to go to another folder (for example Documents) to find it.

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Step 7. Click Import

This option is located at the bottom left of the Drive window.

  • It may take some time to upload the file. At the end of the process, the video will appear as a link in the window New message.
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Step 8. Enter the email details

Type in their respective field the recipient's email address, the subject of the email and the email itself.

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Step 9. Click Submit

It's the blue button at the bottom left of the window New message. Your video file will be sent as a link with which the recipient can download it.

  • If you have not previously authorized your recipient to view your attachment, you will need to click Share in the window that appears.
  • You can also choose to let your recipient edit or comment on the file using the drop-down menu (Display is selected by default).

Method 2 of 3: Use OneDrive (Outlook)

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Step 1. Open the Outlook website

If you are not yet signed in to your account, first sign in with your Outlook email address and password.

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Step 2. Click on the grid of points

You'll find it at the top left of the Outlook window.

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Step 3. Select OneDrive

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Step 4. Drag the video into the OneDrive window

You can also click the Import button at the top of the screen, choose Files and then select your video.

  • Your video upload will start right away, but the process may take a while.
  • You'll need to keep the OneDrive page open until the upload is complete.
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Step 5. Exit the OneDrive tab after the video has uploaded

You are now ready to send the email.

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Step 6. Click + New

This button is at the top of the page, above the header Mailbox.

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Step 7. Select Attach

The button Join is next to a paperclip icon above the new email text field on the left of your screen.

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Step 8. Choose OneDrive

You will find this option at the top of the page.

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Step 9. Click on your video file

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Step 10. Click Next

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Step 11. Select Attach as OneDrive file

Unless your file is less than 20 GB, this will be the only option available.

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Step 12. Enter your email details

Type the recipient's email address, the subject of the email and the email in question.

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Step 13. Click Submit

Your video file will be shared as a link. When the recipient clicks on it, they will be given the option to download the file.

Unlike Gmail, files sent with OneDrive are automatically shared with the recipient

Method 3 of 3: Use Mail Drop from iCloud Drive (iCloud Mail)

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Step 1. Go to the iCloud Mail website

If you haven't signed in yet, you'll need to sign in with your Apple ID and password first.

If iCloud Mail doesn't open automatically, click the Mail option at the top left of the iCloud page when it appears

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Step 2. Click on the star wheel icon

This icon is located at the bottom left of the web page.

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Step 3. Select Preferences

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Step 4. Go to the Compose tab

This tab is at the top of the preferences window.

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Step 5. Choose Use Mail Drop to send large files

Mail Drop allows you to attach up to 5 GB of file as a link in your email.

If this option is already checked, do not uncheck it

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Step 6. Click Done

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Step 7. Select the new email button

It's the pen and block icon at the top of the web page.

  • You can also open a new email by pressing alt = "Image" + Shift then N.
  • If you are using a Mac, you will need to press Option instead of Alt.
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Step 8. Click on the paperclip icon

This icon is at the top of the email window.

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Step 9. Select your video

Depending on the location of the video on your computer, you may need to navigate to its location.

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Step 10. Enter your email details

The email details are the recipient's address, the email subject, and the message you want to include.

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Step 11. Click Submit

If your email meets the necessary criteria, your video will arrive in the recipient's inbox as a link.

To see the video you sent, your recipient will need to download it from the email

Advice

  • Most online storage services offer the option of purchasing more space, most often for a monthly subscription.
  • Google Drive, OneDrive and Dropbox are all available in mobile version. If you have stored large videos on your iOS device or Android, you can upload those videos to these online storage services (as long as you have enough space) and then send the email either from the messaging app of your choice, either from your computer.
  • Placing the video file on the desktop before sending it will make it easier for you to find it when it comes time to select it.

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