Email file limit

Does anyone know the maximum size an email can be?

That depends on your mail provider. Gmail limits the total email to 25mb, Hotmail to about 10mb, and I believe DreamHost’s mail size limit is 30mb-35mb.


What natureofeden said – also, sending emails larger than one or two megabytes is generally considered antisocial (because they can take a long time to download, and will quickly fill up small mailboxes). If you’re trying to send a large file, it’s typically preferable to put it on a web site or something!

Thanks for the information.