How to Send Large Files through Outlook

Do you ever find yourself needing to send large files through Outlook but are restricted by the file attachment size limit?

Sadly, due to mail server restrictions, Outlook has a default attachment size limit of 25MB. Therefore, if you try to upload a file bigger than that, you’ll receive an error that says “Attachment size exceeds the allowable limit” or “The file you’re attaching is bigger than the server allows. Try putting the file in a shared location and sending a link instead,” depending on the Outlook version you’re using.

This limit makes it difficult to be productive — especially at the workplace because you’ll need to use a separate file transfer solution to deliver large files to your contacts. You might even need to bother your IT team for help. (Trust me, your IT team hates dealing with issues like this.)

If you want to solve this issue yourself, the internet lists many possible solutions to this problem:

  • Uploading files via OneDrive and sharing the link
  • Modifying the registry on Windows computer to increase the upload size limit
  • Compressing files before sending
  • Breaking up a file into chunks and sending multiple emails

However, you might notice that these solutions are inconvenient. Some of them are even absurd because you don’t have that much time to waste just to share one file! You should be able to comfortably send large files directly from within Outlook.

This is where TitanFile helps.

How to send large files through Outlook

We invite you to use TitanFile’s Secure Send add-in to easily bypass the file size limit and send large files in Outlook.

Aside from adding the capability to attach large files, TitanFile also encrypts the files to make sure no unauthorized persons or parties have access. This ensures that only you and the recipient will have access to the files. It only takes a few minutes to get set up!

Here are the steps to start sending big files in Outlook:

1) Sign up for a free trial of TitanFile. (Don’t worry, no credit card is required)

2) Download the Secure Send add-in here and follow the installation instructions. With the add-in is installed, you’ll see two new icons on Outlook’s navigation ribbon: “attach large file” and “secure send” as shown in the image below.

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3 ) Add a contact, subject line, and message like you normally would.

4) Click the “Attach Large File” button to attach a file larger than 25MB, then wait for the file to finish uploading. You won’t have to wait long because TitanFile’s blazing-fast upload speed is capable of uploading gigabytes worth of files within minutes! (as long as your internet speed supports it)

send large files in outlook

5) Click the “secure send” icon to send the file(s) to your recipient.

send large files in outlook

That’s it! Your recipient will now receive a link to access the files securely.

Now you can securely send large files to all your contacts, directly from Outlook. No need to resort to any other large file sharing method.

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Stephen Chen

Stephen is the Marketing Specialist at TitanFile. He has an extensive background in IT and enjoys keeping readers engaged with the latest in cybersecurity news and best practices.