TechFriday: Messages with attachments, ISPs, email and iOS

Posted By on December 26, 2014

iCloud-72Here’s a very short Apple iCloud iOS tip from a question that came up this past weekend. The question had to do with what size files can be emailed or messaged back and forth between smartphones.

A large message may be undeliverable even if it’s smaller than the iCloud Mail message maximum of 20 MB including attachments. A recipient’s email app might have a smaller message size limit. Your Internet service provider (ISP) might also have a smaller message size limit. If a message is returned to you because it exceeds the maximum size, send the contents of your message in multiple email messages, or use compression software, such as the Compress feature on a Mac, to make your attachments as small as possible.


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