Google GMail Doubles Attachment Max Size to 20 MB

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Gmail now lets users attach files which reach up to a maximum size of 20 MB, double the previous maximum of 10 MB.

Sure, that’s a massive file size allowance, but is it practical?

Ionut Alex writes :

Of course, few mail providers will accept a such a big message, so it’s safe to send messages bigger than 10 MB to other Gmail accounts, to Yahoo Mail Plus or to other premium accounts.

Wonder if this is an attempt to win over the users of other webmail services which cannot send over or receive such MASSIVE file sizes?

Loren Baker
Loren Baker is the Founder of SEJ, an Advisor at Alpha Brand Media and runs Foundation Digital, a digital marketing strategy & development agency.
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  • Raj Dash

    I don’t know if my memory is fault but I swear I’ve attached a 60Mb executable before. Though I did this as a “save draft” and didn’t send. It’s a fast way to transfer files between two networked computers, if you don’t want to turn file sharing on the drives. But i have definitely attached more than 20Mb months ago, for the same purpose.

  • Andy Beard (on feedburner)

    Gmail is a great storage device for daily WordPress backups. I am sure major sites have quite large files even when compressed.