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Sending Attachments With ‘Mail =
Rita’s iDevice Advice for July 31, =
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If you have ever tried to mail a video =
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your iPhone to a friend, but the Mail app said the file was too big and =
should try sending it with ‘Mail Drop.  Mail Drop is a feature that =
with the Mail app on many iOS devices, Mac computers and through a web =
pointed to  The email account you are using must also =
the IMAP standard.  Mail Drop temporarily uses iCloud server space, =
of the mail provider’s servers to store file attachments up to five =
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size.  When you get a message that an attachment is too large to =
normally and you select Mail Drop as an alternative, the Mail app =
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file to iCloud, and then provides your mail recipient with a link or =
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download it there.  This way, the shared file does not actually go =
the regular mail servers as an attachment.  The Mail Drop =
expire after 30 days and do not count against the storage limits for =
your iCloud=20
account; basic iCloud accounts include a free five gigabytes and you can =
more if needed.  You can store up to a terabyte of Mail Drop=20
attachments.  Apple is not the only company that offers this type =
workaround.  Google has a similar tool that lets Gmail users stash =
files to be shared on the Google Drive connected to their =
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Microsoft’s OneDrive service likewise helps users share =
videos and=20
other big attachments with email correspondents.  If you do not =
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service with a built-in option for handling hefty attachments, try a=20
file-sharing service like Dropbox or Box.  With this approach, you =
the file to your account and then send a private link to the content by=20
email.  Dropbox can also work directly with Yahoo Mail and Gmail, =
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other some services.
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