How To Send a File Larger than 10 MB In Hotmail?

Hotmail Attachment limit

Hotmail (now is a reliable email service to send and receive emails. Not only the email service allows you to send/receive emails but also comes with features like Bill payment reminders, multiple time zones, Bcc warning, proxy support, etc.

One of the best features provided with Outlook is the option to add files in your Outgoing emails. Using the attachment option provided in the “Email Compose” window, you can send your important files and documents to anyone around the world. While this feature is excellent for professionals who are into file sharing on a frequent basis, however, it also comes with a file size limitation.

Including a message and file or document, there is a restriction on the size of the email you can send. To know about the file size limit in Hotmail, go through the information provided below.

Whey There is File Size Limit in Hotmail?

The limitation on file size in Hotmail or any other email services is posed due to the security reasons. If no restriction would be applied to the email size limit in Hotmail, the email server will always be at risk of getting flooded with large size emails, preventing the email service from function uninterruptedly.

To avoid such a situation, all email services including Hotmail poses a limitation for the size of the file that you can send to the recipient in a single email message.

Trying to Send an Email With Exceeding Size?

Even after knowing the file size limits if you will try to send an email exceeding the maximum size limit of the email provider of the recipient, your email is more likely to get undelivered and you may get an error notification in your email account. The error messages related to such scenarios generally like these:

  • “Attachment size exceeds the allowed limit”.
  • “System Undeliverable, email size exceeds outgoing message size limit”.
  • “552: Message size exceeds the maximum permitted”.
  • “The size of the email you are trying to send exceeds the global size limit of the server. The message was not sent; reduce the email size and try again”.

Maximum Email Size Limit for Hotmail (or Outlook)

The maximum email size that you can send through your Hotmail account as an email message with a file is 10 MB. So, whenever you try to send an email using your Hotmail account, you will need to make sure that it does not exceed the 10 MB size.

How to Send a File Larger than 10 MB using Hotmail Account?

There is no way that you can send an email with or without file exceeding the 10 MB size using your Hotmail account. However, if you still need to send a file bigger than 10 MB size, you can use the alternative method. As Hotmail (Outlook) is one of the products of Microsoft and it comes with the option of using OneDrive, you can make use of it to send a file larger than 10 MB size. Using OneDrive, you can easily send a file of up to 300GB size which is more than sufficient.

The Email Size is Well Within the Limit, Still Not Able to Send an Email

In addition to considering the email size restriction, you should also consider following the below-mentioned suggestions:

  • Hotmail is known for restricting the attachment of certain file extensions. This mainly includes – .ade, .app, .asp, .bas, .adp, .bat, .cer, .crt, .chm, .cmd, .cnt, .cpl, .exe, etc.
  • Also, you will need to make sure that the name of the file you are attaching doesn’t contain any special characters.
  • Always scan your file before you try to attach it to your email message in your Hotmail account. A file infected with a virus might be blocked from getting attached to your email message.
  • Sometimes, your security programs such as Firewall or antivirus software can also prevent a file from getting attached to Hotmail. Try adding an exception for Hotmail to see if this fixes the problem.

So, now as you have ample information about the file attachment limit in Hotmail, you can easily send a file using your email account.

How to Fix Attachment Downloading Issue In Gmail.

gmail file download issue

Like any other email service, Gmail also lets users share files and documents with each other. While the uploading and downloading process are smooth most of the time, however, if you are experiencing an issue while uploading or downloading a file document, there can be numerous causes responsible for the issue. In order to overcome the problem, one can follow the instructions provided below in this guide.

Guide to Fix Problem Downloading File Attachment in Gmail

NOTE: If you are having trouble downloading or opening a file in your email account, this could be because of the confidential mode enabled by the sender.

If you are unable to upload or download an attachment, you can try the following workaround to overcome the problem.

  1. Start by making sure that you are accessing your Gmail account on a supported web browser on your computer. Supported web browsers can be Google Chrome Firefox, Safari, Microsoft Edge, etc.
  2. You will need to first verify the extensions you have installed on your browser. For this, try disabling the extensions on your browser one at a time. You will need to try to download or upload the file in your Gmail each time after you disable an extension.
  3. If removing the extensions in your web browser doesn’t fix the issue with a file attachment, it is suggested to try overcoming the problem by clearing the cache and cookies of your browser. For a common web browser like Google Chrome, you can follow the below-mentioned steps accordingly.

Google Chrome

  • Google Chrome.
  • Next, click on the More option (three vertical dots) located on the top-right section.
  • Then, select More tools option and click Clear browsing data.
  • At the top, you will need to select a time range to delete everything.
  • Make sure to select the checkbox next to the “Cookies and other site data” and “Cached images and files”.
  • After that, simply click on the Clear data. Doing so will remove the Cookies and Cache of your Chrome browser.
  1. Another way to fix the issue with file attachment in Gmail is by opening the Gmail with labs disabled at If this helps in clearing the problem, it is suggested to try enabling a single at a time.

So, these are the instructions that you will need to follow in order to fix the file downloading problem in your Gmail account.

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