Email Attachment Size Limits for AIM Mail and AOL Mail

Go ahead and send large files in AIM and AOL Mail, just not too large

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Sharing images, videos, and documents in emails with AIM Mail and AOL Mail is easy. Images can be sent inline, and other files can be quickly and easily attached. But there are limits to the size of the files you can attach.

AIM Mail and AOL Mail Size Limits

With AIM Mail and AOL Mail, you can send or receive messages and attachments up to 25 MB in total size. The size limit applies to the combined size of all the elements of the message including the text, headers, and attached files.

How to Send Larger Files

To send files that, combined with the other elements of the email message, exceed the 25 MB size limit, use a file-sending service. Although there are some differences between these services, the basic gist is the same: You upload large files to a company server, along with the email addresses of the individuals with whom you'd like to share the files. Those recipients are then allowed to download the files at their convenience.

Most file-sending services offer premium, fee-based packages and free, feature-limited uploads for smaller files. Here are some of the most popular services: