sending large emails

  nickyjane 15:09 29 Jun 2006

Hi Guys. I have been trying to send a document in outlook express but keep getting a message saying the file is to large. It is only a long letter on a4 . Can I send it as a pdf file and if so how do I do it. My os is xp home and have Adobe 7. Thanks

  rmcqua 15:13 29 Jun 2006

What programme is the letter composed in and what size is the file?

  nickyjane 15:23 29 Jun 2006


It was scanned into pc using scanner program called paperport, size is 8.93mb and went into my documents as a bitmap image. does that make sense.

  VoG II 15:25 29 Jun 2006

Try right clicking the file > Send To > Compressed folder.

As a general rule files bigger than about 2MB either won't send or won't be accepted at the recipient's end.

  nickyjane 15:40 29 Jun 2006

Hi Vog
Have done that and sent the email, but NIS is taking ages to scan the mail. Will let you know shortly what happens. Thanks

  961 16:22 29 Jun 2006

Convert bitmap to jpg file via photo software or rescan as jpg

bitmaps are always too large for e-mail and most unhelpful for recipients who are on dial up

  Wak 19:54 29 Jun 2006

Another way would be to print out the Bitmap image and then rescan it (using the OCR program of your scanner) into a word-processing program.
You could then just send it as a smaller .DOC or .TXT file after editing.
You could also use click here to send a 8MB file providing the recipient is on broadband.

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