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Sending Attachments With ‘Mail = Drop’
Rita’s iDevice Advice for July 31, = 2017: =20
If you have ever tried to mail a video = clip on=20 your iPhone to a friend, but the Mail app said the file was too big and = you=20 should try sending it with ‘Mail Drop. Mail Drop is a feature that = works=20 with the Mail app on many iOS devices, Mac computers and through a web = browser=20 pointed to iCloud.com. The email account you are using must also = support=20 the IMAP standard. Mail Drop temporarily uses iCloud server space, = instead=20 of the mail provider’s servers to store file attachments up to five = gigabytes in=20 size. When you get a message that an attachment is too large to = send=20 normally and you select Mail Drop as an alternative, the Mail app = uploads the=20 file to iCloud, and then provides your mail recipient with a link or = icon to=20 download it there. This way, the shared file does not actually go = through=20 the regular mail servers as an attachment. The Mail Drop = attachments=20 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 = buy=20 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 = of=20 workaround. Google has a similar tool that lets Gmail users stash = large=20 files to be shared on the Google Drive connected to their = accounts. =20 Microsoft’s OneDrive service likewise helps Outlook.com users share = videos and=20 other big attachments with email correspondents. If you do not = have a mail=20 service with a built-in option for handling hefty attachments, try a=20 file-sharing service like Dropbox or Box. With this approach, you = upload=20 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, = as can=20 other some services.