Windows mail times out sending wmv file in windows mail

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Mail' started by fishnut9, Jan 2, 2010.

  1. fishnut9

    fishnut9 Guest

    Cannot send a wmv file 5.10MB, recieves just fine but times out when sending.
    fishnut9, Jan 2, 2010
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  2. fishnut9

    Bruce Hagen Guest

    The size is probably the issue. An attachment adds to the size about 35%
    due to encoding, so your 5.10MB file is now roughly 7MB. You can try the
    following, but it will only help if your server allows a message of that

    In Tools | Accounts | Mail | Properties | Advanced, set the time-out
    slider to the max.

    Turn off e-mail scanning in your anti-virus program. It is a redundant
    layer of protection that eats up CPUs, slows down sending and receiving,
    and causes a multitude of problems such as time-outs, account setting
    changes and has even been responsible for loss of messages. Your
    up-to-date A/V program will continue to protect you sufficiently. For
    more, see:

    Why you don't need your anti-virus to scan your email

    Note that for some AV programs, it may be necessary to uninstall the
    program and reinstall in Custom Mode and uncheck e-mail scanning when the
    option arises.
    Bruce Hagen, Jan 2, 2010
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  3. That's comparable to sending the contents of your living room via snail mail
    in a #10 envelope. If you must send such large files electronically, use
    the Send a File feature (FTP) of your favorite Messenger. And if you're on
    dial-up, allow a week or so for the transfer to complete.
    PA Bear [MS MVP], Jan 2, 2010
  4. One possible reason for that is having your antivirus configured to
    check email messages.

    However, it is a misuse of email to send files that large. Upload large
    files to a file sharing site like
    Gary VanderMolen \(MVP\), Jan 4, 2010
  5. You can also try to break up the mail into smaller pieces. Go to Tools |
    Accounts | Mail | Properties | Advanced and set it to break up messages
    larger than 1 megabyte (1000 Kbytes) and see if that works.

    Steve Cochran, Jan 5, 2010
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