loving the new nexus- however I can't send files/attachments over 5mb...I run my phones on the Nexus through the main outlook account and are I am using an 'exchange' system/server...any help would be appreciated...?
Thanks- but there are no restrictions when sending from my PC/main computer...?
It can still depend on the way the Exchange server is configured as well as your email client. For example, it is possible to set different size limits for a client using the Exchange SMTP connector vs one using the SMTP virtual server. See How to set size limits for messages in Exchange Server for more info.
Are you getting an error message? If so, what exactly does it say?
It's possible the iPhone's Exchange client uses the Exchange Connector whereas (possibly) Android is using the SMTP virtual server. It would be helpful if your coprorate IT department would be willing to check their mailbox settings (as in my previous post) and let you know what they are.
I presume you are using the default email client on the N5?
I use a GoDaddy server and have no problem with picture size. But with the mail server on my Nexus 5, I have a file limit of 5Mb. Some of my Nexus 5 images are larger than 5Mb. What a bummer. I can't email them.
there's a usual limit of 4mb attachment of *any* email from my experience; unless that's changed over recent years..
yesterday, i was grabbing lunch at a deli & saw two workers from a nearby school union, i remember two years ago, they were rallying for better pay & i filmed it & posted it on g+.. i mentioned it to them, & one of them asked to be emailed that video..
but from g+ it tried to sent the actual **video attachment** of 6 mb, too large for the limit of 4mb..
i uploaded that same video to google drive right from my phone, THEN sent the link to that guy via email, for him to download..
g-drive is a work around..
i just asked a co-worker to read what i typed in here..
he said, what i typed doesn't entirely hold water;
it depends on the system sending & receiving..
he claims gmail can send & receive files from gmail to gmail of up to 10mb (?).. i don't know the validity of that.. the email i sent from my gmail to that guy's gmail at the deli was paused at *sending* for quite some tyme..
I can say with certainty that there is a limit built into the default email client. I know with 100% surety that my sending server and receiving server can support attachments of 50 MB (actually 75MB to allow for overhead from MIME encoding), and I am right now unable to send an email with 22MB attached, trying to send it from myself, to myself. However, I can use a third party client to send without issue, after I change the upper limit in the settings, settings which aren't available to change in the default email client.
Honestly it feels kind of like a subtle push to force people to use gmail to send large files, in the hopes they'll just switch altogether.
Anyway, from anyone coming in from Google like I did and reading through the nonsense above (with the exception of one or two posts): The crappy Android "Mail" app has a hard-limit of 5MB, it simply won't let you attach any files over that size. It's ~nothing~ to do with your ISP, SMTP host or anything else (although they will have their own limits). You'll simply need to use a different app entirely.
This thread came up at the top in my google search results.
I have a few things to add. 1) Google makes Android 2) Google wants as much of your personal data as it can get its virtual hands on. Why? Because Google sells you every second of every minute you use their services and browse the internet. 3) Google hard codes the email clients size limit to 5Mb for any email other than it's own Gmail which has 5 times the size limit, thus forcing you to use their services effectively gaining ownership of your private data (recipients email address, content of the email, including attachments)
How else do you think Google pays for research and development of the products & services they offer you for "free"?