For most attachments, Yahoo Mail’s 25 MB limit isn’t a problem. You could easily send short videos, music, documents and photos without going over the limit. If you need to send something larger, such as a large presentation with high quality images or a home movie, you’ll need to go through a few extra steps to attach any files over 25 MB. You have three different options for large attachments.
If you have a Flickr or Dropbox account, you can share the files directly from either of these accounts. When composing a new email, click the attachment icon and select either Share from Flickr or Share from Dropbox.
The process for each site varies slightly, but you’ll be prompted to sign in to your account and attach an existing file from your account. For the purposes of this tip, we’ll cover Yahoo’s default method for sending large files which uses Dropbox.
Start by composing a new Yahoo email. Click the arrow beside the paperclip icon directly below the Subject box.
Select Attach from my computer.
Choose the file you want to attach and press Open.
Press Okay to agree to use Dropbox to attach your file. You don’t need a pre-existing Dropbox account to use this method. If you don’t have an account, you can create one before attaching the file.
If you don’t have a Dropbox account, enter a new password in the Sign Up form, check the term agreement box and press Sign Up. If you do have an account, click the Sign In link below the Sign Up button.
Press the Link Account button to link your Yahoo email to Dropbox. You’ll only need to go through this process once. After you link your accounts, you’ll be able to attach large files quickly. If you’d prefer to sign in to Dropbox each time you use the service, press Deny instead.
Wait for the attachment to upload to Dropbox and attach to your message. The file you attach is actually stored in your newly created Dropbox account. When the recipient opens the message, they can download the file directly from the message without needing a Dropbox account.
Once the file is finished attaching, send your message as usual. The recipient will see a link to download the file.
For future large attachments, you can use the above method if the file is stored on your computer or choose Share from Dropbox in the Yahoo Mail Attachment drop down box if you have the file stored in your Dropbox account. For the latter, you’ll be taken directly to a listing of your Dropbox files for you to chose from.