When Written: Sept 2015
If you use Outlook to recieved emails from a POP3 or IMAP server you may not be aware that it has a 20M limit which can be a pain in this dat and age. I found this Microsoft article on how to alter the registry to allow larger email attachments through.
When Outlook is used to get emails from an exchange server it uses the setting in the Exchabnge setup so this registry hack is not nessasary.
I hope this helps.
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Internet email account (POP3, IMAP, HTTP)
To modify the default attachment limit size in Outlook 2013 for an Internet email account yourself, follow these steps:
- Exit Outlook.
- Start Registry Editor.
- Locate and then select one of the following registry subkeys:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\PreferencesHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Outlook\PreferencesNote Manually create the path in the registry if it does not currently exist.
- Add the following registry data under this subkey:
Value type: DWORDValue name: MaximumAttachmentSizeValue data: An integer that specifies the total maximum allowable attachment size. For example, specify 30720 (Decimal) to configure a 30-MB limit.Notes
- Specify a value of zero (0) if you want to configure no limit for attachments.
- Specify a value that is less than 20 MB if you want to configure a limit that is less than the default 20 MB.
- Exit Registry Editor
- Start Outlook.
Article by: Mark Newton
Published in: Mark Newton