Email size when sending and receiving may have a limit, it all depends upon who you send your email through. We hit this issue from time to time, customers asking for assistance when their email seem to stop. It will often present itself as "I can receive email but I don't think my emails are going out."
Mainly for security reasons, all email server providers limit the maximum email size that an email account can receive. Otherwise, if there would be no maximum email size limit, the email server would risk to be bombarded with very large emails, causing it to cease working properly.
Some free email address providers also enforce commercial limitations on the email size: the free account gets a low maximum email size limit, but you can increase the maximum limit by upgrading to a paid account.
Obviously, if you send an email that exceeds the maximum email size limit of the recipient's email provider, your email will bounce off and you will receive an email error back in your mailbox. Usually, you will receive one of the following error messages:
So to help we thought we would summarize the popular email services email limits. This is the stuff you would find in the terms and conditions when you sign up for a service from an Internet Provider, and we all read those - yeah right.
Send and Receive limit: 20MB (per message).
Send and Receive limit: 10MB (per message).
Orcon do not specifically talk about email limits but instead have a "fair use" policy.
Send and Receive Limit: 25MB (per message).
Send and Receive Limit: 10MB (per message).
A simple answer would be: no, you can't bypass these maximum size limits. However, there are workarounds:
So if you're in need of some help with planning some upgrades, or even just some free friendly advice, get in touch with us, 6-370 8093.