Friday, July 15, 2005

Gmail limits attachment size

I don't know since when this is the case, but as some might remember I am using GMail drive quite often!

A couple of days ago, I wanted to upload a file to my GMail drive telling me that gmail limited attachments size now to 10 MB! What the heck? Now, that GMail seems to be in its end of the beta phase, they cut down features! :'(

Yesterday, I received spam from AIM Mail offering me 2 GB (so same as Gmail which has at the moment 2 GB-something (2396 MB as present) but 16 MB attachment size limit.
They only support IMAP not POP3. I hate IMAP, since it happpens if you get a sync error that in the email client you have a foler that in the web interface you have not!
But who cares? Unfortunately their Knowledge Base sucks, but after doing some searches I found the details to setup the IMAP for browsers.
And tell you what? It didn't tell me I had to put the password transmission protocol for IMAP to plaintext. otherwise to re-check for new emails, one would have to close and re-open one's email client all the time!

But what, it works now! :) Now I only need big attachments :P


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2 comments:

Mr. Dew said...

I thought the attachment size has always been limited to 10 MB

Nafcom said...

@Mr Dew: No not always. I received emails with attachments 12 MB, e.g.