Forcing Mail Drop?

DaveWT

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Is there a way to force Mail Drop to work when sending large files in an email? From what I have read, it is supposed to be offered more or less automatically when "needed" but my experience suggests this is unpredictable. I would love to have a way to force Mail to use Mail Drop when I want it to, rather than when (or if) it decides to offer it as an option.

Dave
 

chas_m

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Your Mac should automatically use Mail Drop when you try to send an attachment that’s larger than **your** ISP supports. Follow the instructions here and you should see it being used very consisten bearing in mind the limits for attachments of your provider: https://www.idropnews.com/mail-drop/
 

DaveWT

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I was trying to send an 88 MB video and it didn't activate Mail Drop. I was using an iCloud.com email address, but sending over Telus infrastructure so not sure whose limits kick in. From what I can see iCloud emails are limited to 20 MB and Telus emails are limited to 25 MB. In the recent case I was sending via my iPhone.
 

chas_m

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If you are sending a file over the limit for iCloud (Telus carrier not relevant here), Mail Drop is automatic and does not notify you. You can confirm with the recipient.
 

DaveWT

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Thanks for that thought, Chas,

I will have to play a bit more to confirm this. Previously when I had see Mail Drop working, it asked me if I wanted to send it as an link or just try sending it as is. I can't remember the exact circumstances where I was given this choice.
 
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