Why E-mails with Attachments not being sent or delivered?
How to resolve issues with sending of e-mails with attachments?
E-mail or electronic mail programs are useful in sending messages from one computer system to another without the use of any external storage media. There are a number of e-mail account client programs like Gmail, Microsoft Outlook and Hotmail etc. It is possible to get some issues while you are attempting to send e-mail from your computer system. One such issue is that e-mail with attachments not being sent or delivered. You may have added attachments like images or some data files with the e-mail but it has not been delivered to the destination. There may be a number of reasons for this issue. It may happen as a result of embedded e-mail attachments. Some Operating Systems like Apple may not support embedded e-mail attachments. The large size of e-mail attachments also be a cause for failures in sending it. Another possible reason for this issue includes the firewall or anti-virus software enabled in it.
Following are the ways to resolve issue of e-mail with attachments not being sent or delivered:
- Send "Windows-friendly" attachments
- Send compressed versions of the file
- Turn off firewall
Send "Windows-friendly" attachments
Most of e-mail accounts send the e-mail attachment as embedded which makes it simple for recipients to view the message directly. But, the Apple series has included with an alternate method which does not allow embedding e-mail attachment. The Apple system tracks e-mail attachments on as a classic “attachment”.Open e-mail and open the Edit menu and then Attachments option. You need to then select the “Always send windows-friendly attachments”. Thus, you can send e-mail attachments without any issue.
Send compressed versions of the file
The large size of e-mail attachments may be the reason behind failure in sending it out. You can try sending compressed version of e-mail attachments to fix the issue. You can use the utilities for compressing it to “.zip” format. Most new Operating Systems come with utilities for this option. To do this, you need to just right-click the file you need to add as attachment and select the “Achieve” option. The file is then zipped up and e-mail clients can recognize the file as attachment that could be send.
Firewall or anti-virus software enabled in the system monitors both incoming as well as outgoing traffic of the computer system. This may block users from sending out any attachments to other computer system. This is done to block users from spreading infections to other computer systems. To fix the issue, you need to turn off Firewall or anti-virus program temporarily at the e-mail sending time.
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