How to Email Large Videos

Email large videos to another person(s) account can be done using Google Drive in Gmail, OneDrive in Outlook mail, or Dropbox in Yahoo mail.

Many email clients have limits on the size of attachments one can send via email. This prevents users from posting large video files. Fortunately, some majorly popular email clients have changed their services by allowing users to attach and post large files which exceed the limitations of standard size .

METHODS : How to Email Large Videos

  1. Using Google Drive (Gmail)
  2. Using OneDrive (Outlook)
  3. Using iCloud Drive’s Mail Drop (iCloud Mail)

Method 1 : Using Google Drive (Gmail)

STEPPROCEDURE TO EMAIL LARGE VIDEOS USING GOOGLE DRIVE
1Go to the Gmail website. If you are not logged in your Gmail account, get it done now with the email address and password.
2Tap Compose.
3Push the Google Drive button which is a triangle-shaped icon at the bottom of the “New Message” window.
4Tap the Upload tab which is in the top right corner of the Google Drive window.
5If the video file you wish to post is already uploaded to Google Drive, you can just insert it from the default Google Drive window that opens. Tap Select files on the computer.
6Select the video. Navigate to a different folders of the computer to find the video depending on the video’s location on your computer.
7Tap Upload in the bottom left corner of the Drive window. Once upload finishes, it will appear as a link in “New Message” window.
8Enter the email details like recipient’s email address, a subject field, and email text.
9Push Send, the blue button in the bottom left corner of the New Message window. The file will be sent as a link which the recipient will download when the file is opened at the other end.

You have to authorized your recipient to view the attachment. For this you have to click Share and send in the window that pops up. You may choose to let the recipient edit/comment on the file from the drop-down menu.

Method 2 : Using OneDrive (Outlook)

STEPPROCEDURE TO EMAIL LARGE VIDEOS USING OneDrive
1Go to the Outlook website. If you are not currently logged into Outlook account, access using email address and password.
2Tap three-by-three grid of dots in the top left corner of Outlook window.
3Select OneDrive.
4Tap and drag video file into the OneDrive window Or click Upload at the top of screen, select Files, and select video from the computer. Video begins uploading immediately, but may take time to complete. Keep OneDrive page open until upload is complete.
5Exit the OneDrive tab when video uploading finishes. Voila! you are ready to send email.
6Tap +New at the top of the page, directly above “Inbox” heading.
7Tap Attach, a paperclip icon above new email section on the left side of screen.
8Select OneDrive at the top of the page.
9Tap video file.
10Select Next.
11Tap Attach as a OneDrive file. Unless your (file is less than 20Gb, it is only available option).
12Enter email details like recipient’s email address, a subject field, and email text.
13Tap Send to share a link. Recipient will open the file by clicking the link and may download the file.

Unlike Gmail, files sent with OneDrive are automatically shared with recipient.

Method 3 : Using iCloud Drive’s Mail Drop

STEPPROCEDURE TO EMAIL LARGE VIDEOS USING MAIL DROP
1Go to iCloud Mail website. Log in with Apple ID and password first. If iCloud Mail doesn’t automatically open, click the Mail in the top left corner of the iCloud.
2Tap gear icon in the bottom left corner.
3Select Preferences.
4Open Composing tab at the top of the Preferences window.
5Tap Use Mail Drop while sending large attachments. Mail Drop allows an attachment of up to 5Gb as a link in the email. If already checked, don’t un-check it.
6Tap Done.
7Select the New Email button which is a pen-and-pad icon at the top of the webpage. Or may Open a new email by holding down Alt + Shift and then clicking N. While using a Mac, hold Option instead of Alt.
8Tap the paperclip icon at the top of email window.
9Select video and depending on its location in computer, navigate to its location.
10Enter email details like recipient’s email address, a subject field, and email text.
11Tap Send, video will arrive in recipient’s inbox in the form of a link. To view, recipient will have to download it from the email.

By now, you must have understood the ways to email large videos thru different email clients. Keep sharing and enjoying videos with your friends!

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