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MS Outlook - The Outbox

Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by Douglas in CT, Nov 19, 2008.

  1. Douglas in CT

    Douglas in CT Millennium Member

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    Hi,
    Today, when I attempted to send a 20 mB video clip attachment to an email, it seemed to "send" okay.

    But, now I see it in the "Outbox" - even after cycling the Send/Recieve with the F9 button.

    What's going (or not going) on?

    Thank you.
     
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  2. Sgt. Schultz

    Sgt. Schultz Annoying Member

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    Some antivirus and antispam software have known issues with large attachments, you could try disabling "scanning of outgoing emails" and see if that's the problem or perhaps the e-mail is simply exceeds the size limitations for your mail server.
     

  3. gwalchmai

    gwalchmai Lucky Member

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    SMTP is really (REALLY) not designed to transfer large files. Sometimes it'll work, which is kinda cruel, but there are better choices.

    Might I recommend sendthisfile ?
     
  4. StarfoxHowl

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    Your internet provider may limit the size of your outgoing mail. An attached file will grow the message size 30 to 40 percent over the size of the attachment. Example a 2Kbyte message, with a 1 Mbyte attachment will be about 1.5 Mbytes when it actually transmits over the wire.

    You may want to use a file transfer service like MSN Messenger, Yahoo messenger or the one mentioned earlier in the thread.