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Offline Kaz

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Zipped Files
« on: May 21, 2007, 21:11 »
Hi All,
does anyone know why my Zipped files are taking so long to send by email.
I zip them up and send by Email, but it seems they take forever to send am I doing something wrong or is this the norm?
any help would be appreciated

Thanks a lot
Kaz :dunno:

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2007, 21:18 »
how large are the files? it could be that when you zipped them it did not compress them much, what tool are you using to do this?
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2007, 21:26 »
Hi Sam,
I have winrar and aLzip, should I be compressing and email. 
I have been Zip and Email
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2007, 22:45 »
try doing it parts, maybe the zip program is slowing it down  :dunno:
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2007, 00:31 »
As long as you are 100% certain that the files are virus free then turning off scanning outgoing emails will speed things up.

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2007, 13:21 »
Thanks for your help,
I think iv fixed this , well iv got no alternative it seems i can only send ziped files that are upto 6MB

Thanks a lot
Kaz

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2007, 13:50 »
could that be your isp limiting the size of outgoing mails?
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2007, 16:54 »
Hi sam
I have spoken to Virgin and they are not limiting me, I have tested my email and it would seem that my limit is 6MB to send and iv also tried on Hotmail Yahoo and GMAIL, but what I dont understand is Gmail has a limit of 20mb on attachments I sent an attachment to my self which was 14MB and it got rejected??????? strange
Kaz ??? ???

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2007, 17:31 »
when they say 20mb its not totally correct
after you add headers and all the other information included in the email it always comes to less than the top limits of any service
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2007, 17:39 »
they sometimes also block types of files, particularly zipped files....  if the material isn't sensitive then how about using some free online file storage system if you are sending it to someone?
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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2007, 18:49 »
Hi Ok,
Finally I have an answer it would appear that my maximum limit is 6MB to send an attachment any thing bigger just wont go
so thats that, cant do anything about it lol
Virgin what a load of C**p
Kaz

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #11 on: May 24, 2007, 10:09 »
You need something like this free program DYNUSPLIT then Kaz :

http://www.dynu.com/dynusplit.asp

It splits the original file into bits that you can specify the size of and creates a rejoin.bat file.

Split the file and send it by email in smaller than 6mb chunks and send the rejoin.bat , tell the recipient to put all the chunks of the file and the rejoin.bat in the same folder and double click on the rejoin.bat file and it will join the file back together as it was originally  :)

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #12 on: May 24, 2007, 12:20 »
Thank you
Very much for that Sandra I will take a look at that, or even I could split it in Winrar and post it on Rapidshare what do you think?
Kaz :)

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #13 on: May 24, 2007, 12:44 »
That would work too, in fact I dont think youd need to split it to put it on rapidshare under 100mb  :)

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Re: Zipped Files
« Reply #14 on: May 24, 2007, 18:47 »
Hi Sandra,
yes thta right you only have to break them up if they are over 100MB, well at least I have sorted that out now, iv also sorted my Network problem out too, ill put a post in on that now
Thanks Again
Kaz

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