Top email service provides like Gmail and Yahoo!, restrict the size of the files that can be sent through email. Currently the maximum size of an email is 25MB. The restriction is fair for official uses but if you need to send a large number of photos zipped together or a large video, then 25MB space is not enough. In those cases, people usually split the files in several emails and send them one by one. This technique might work for photos but a large video can’t be split (unless you use file splitters).

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive - The 3 Giants of Cloud Storage Services

Dropbox, SkyDrive, Google Drive – The 3 Giants of Cloud Storage Services

Here we’ll discuss a solution to these file size issues. One of the solution is file sharing through Cloud-based storage systems like Microsoft SkyDrive, Google Drive, Dropbox. Currently, they respectively provide free storage of 7GB, 5GB and 2.5GB. The cool thing is that there is no restriction on file-size as long as you have sufficient memory left unused in your account.


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With the use any of these services, it is very easy to share files online among users. The latest feature of Gmail is that you can attach a file directly from Google Drive in an email. Yahoo! has made similar attempt in collaboration with Dropbox. Now files in Dropbox can be attached to Yahoo Mail. Also, attachments received in Yahoo Mail can be saved in Dropbox as well.