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Gmail won’t upload attachments

I want to send some important photographs by email. But, Gmail is not allowing me to attach the files. The error message states that the file size is too big. Someone please tell me what is the permissible size of attachments in Gmail.

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  1. Users may get error messages like “Attachment failed” or “Attachment failed. This may be due to a proxy or firewall” when they try to upload attachments to Gmail. … If it works congratulations, you have resolved the attachment failed message. If it does not try the next option in line

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  2. Compress the attachment. The most common reason that an attachment won’t send is that it is too big. These limits are set by whoever you use for email, whether it’s an email account through your ISP or through an online provider like Yahoo or GMail. … If you are sending multiple attachments, try sending one at a time.

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  3. Switch your attachment settings from ‘Advanced attachment features’ to ‘Basic attachment features’ (click Settings and select the General tab to change this setting). Save your changes and try to upload your attachment again. Try another browser. Disable your proxy.

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  4. File attachments need to be uploaded and match certain criteria before they are attached, or added, to the email. … Users may get error messages like “Attachment failed” or “Attachment failed. This may be due to a proxy or firewall” when they try to upload attachments to Gmail.Apr 30, 2011

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  5. Gmail attachment error: 7 solutions to fix it
    Grant Gmail permissions.
    Update the Flash Plug-in.
    Open Gmail in Another Browser.
    Update the Browser.
    Disable the Proxy Server.
    Switch off Firewalls.
    Adjust the Network.http.spdy.enabled Setting in Firefox.

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