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Warning: Do not send gmail with attachment over 25Mb on stock email app

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by lcneed, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    With the webpage gmail (and probably the gmail app), it will tell you that you cannot send attachment over 25Mb. With the stock email app, it does not. :p It will put it on the outbox and attempt to send it. It will actually try and when it reaches 25mb, it will fail. And then it will try again! And again.. and again! Well all it does is kill your battery fast if you are in the house with WiFi... now if you decided to go out... it will now eat into your 4G bandwidth (unless you are unlimited). The thing is even if you notice it, it is not easy to delete the outbox email. You cannot delete it until you put the phone on airplane mode. When it is busy sending, it won't let you delete the outbox email. I think I ran the battery down 10% before I figured out how to remove that.
     


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  2. picard12

    picard12 Newbie

    thanks for the tip.
     
  3. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast
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    Hehe I just looked at my Data Usage, and Exchange Server used up 330Mb of data LOL. On the positive side.. 4G upload speed was pretty fast... :p
     
  4. ScandaLeX

    ScandaLeX Wasn't Me

    In the stock email app do you not have the setting to change the auto resend time to no limit?

    Stock mail

    • Settings
    • Click the acct you want to change
    Data Usage

    • Auto resend time
    [​IMG]
     
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  5. menmyjeep

    menmyjeep Well-Known Member

    Why on earth would you ever send a file that large on your phone? I don't even do that from my computer using Outlook! Too large to be manageable for either party. It slows both sides down.
     
  6. zombdroid

    zombdroid Android Enthusiast

    As a corporate email administrator this make me cringe. Storage on SANs is expensive and large attachments choke old email systems. We had to put a 10mb quota on attachments.

    I see people trying to send large videos through our servers everyday. I always recommend to them to upload these files to their YouTube or Google Drive account and share it that way.
     
  7. colnago

    colnago Android Expert

    A new hire on our help desk tried to email a copy of "The Matrix" from work, to his personal account, and crashed the server...he was let go the next day.

    :rolleyes:
     
  8. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter

    I took about about 20 pictures and someone said can you send them to me. If she has a Note II, I could have s-beam to her! But she got an iPhone just everyone else. I was going to wait until I get home, load them to the computer and email them. But since I am stuck there for another 3 hours, I thought I would try to select the pics and email them. Everything went perfectly fine. It doesn't even tell me that it couldn't send them.

    I only found out about 20 minutes later when I asked if she got the email. I went back to the email app and check. Everything still looks normal until I go into the Outbox folder and I see that it is still there sending. At that point, I still have no idea why it would not send. But since it doesn't seem to be working, I tried to cancel it. That's when I found out that I have to put myself in Airplane mode before it would like me select it to be deleted.

    Anyway, I only found out about the gmail 25mb attachment limit the next day when I tried to use the PC to send them. So the stock email app doesn't know about gmail's exchange server limit. So it just keep sending and sending and sending in the background... If I didn't check it, it should have been using up 2 or 3 gb easily until I got home to connect to WiFi. :p
     
  9. lcneed

    lcneed Android Enthusiast
    Thread Starter


    No it is default to No Limit! That's why it kept sending and sending and sending whenever it fails at 25Mb. I just changed it to 1 time. That way it would only fails twice. Thanks!
     

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