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More space allows you to simplify your email attachments
A whole new world of email opportunities has just opened up with the larger email attachment size limit from mail.com. The email attachment restrictions that most providers place on their email services considerably limit one’s ability to attach and send files of normal size in one single email exchange. In the past, this has been dealt with by sending multiple emails with smaller file sizes, or by compressing email files into compact zip-files.
This is usually a time-intensive process, slowing down email communication efficiency. However, thanks to mail.com’s 50 MB attachment limit - in contrast to the 15 to 20 MB that the majority of email providers offer - compressing email files is now a choice rather than a necessity.
A mail.com account leaves more time for other things
The basics behind email file compression are quite easy. Without getting into a very mathematical discussion, compressing email attachment files is a matter of removing coding redundancies and replacing them with instructions - which can then be signalled to rebuild the original file. All of the necessary information is still there, which is important for when the file is to be decompressed again, but by including instructions for the information, the file itself is more compact, enabling it to be more easily sent via email. Both the compression and decompression of email attachments is completed using an email file converter.
Regardless of the mathematics involved, the process itself isn’t difficult - but it can be time consuming.
1. The sender first has to convert each file to a compressed zip file
2. The sender also has to keep track of the condensed file sizes, making sure to adhere to the email attachment restrictions.
3. If the sender is still over the maximum, he or she will be required to send more than one email with the compressed attachments.
4. On the other side of the communication, the recipient then has to go through each email and open all of the attachments one by one.
5. The recipient then has to unzip each file in order to access the content, which in turn also takes time.
You can see how this time-investment begins to add up. And yet, until recently, email attachment compression was a necessary evil and the only way to include content in emails that would meet the attachment size limit restrictions of most webmail service providers. However, since mail.com understands that your time is very valuable, we offer a larger email attachment size limit that allows you to circumvent email file compression, helping you work more quickly and efficiently so that you have more time to spend on other tasks.
Not necessary, but opening up new possibilities
Of course, just because you don’t have to compress email attachments in order to send them through your mail.com account, it doesn’t mean that you can’t. In fact, file compression can actually serve as a great asset:
- It allows you to send much larger files, like video and audio files. It used to be that the only way to deal with large media files was to move them to a server or cloud storage and then allow others access to this server or storage space. This not only requires login information, but also takes time to navigate to and sign into the location in question. Being able to compress these large files and still be able to send them through your mail.com email account as a 50 MB email attachment frees you up from having to use other sharing mediums.
- It also gives you the ability to create complete, organised zip-file folders in order to keep desired files together. For example, if you would like to keep files and the slideshow of an important presentation together, but are sending multiple presentations to a colleague, compressing each presentation into individual zip files allows you to keep everything organised in one single email.
Of course if you prefer to send these larger files in separate emails without having to compress anything, that is more than possible with your mail.com account. However, it is nice to know that the option is there to utilise your email file converter to create even larger compressed email files than was previously possible and still be able to send them via email, getting even more use out of the mail.com larger email attachment size limit.
Other features of mail.com email services
- Easy-to-use interface
- Autocompleting addresses and scheduling sending
- Customisable email signature
- Comprehensive email archiving
- Unlimited email storage
- Spam filter and antivirus
- Helpful customer support
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