One of the limitations of Yahoo Mail is that attachments are only limited to 25 MB. This means that if you’re going to send a huge file you either have to cut it into parts or just use another email service altogether that allows for sending of huge files. This is about to change as Dropbox and Yahoo have partnered to allow users to send attachments without any limits.
The partnership allows users to easily send and receive large attachments using Yahoo Mail. Once you try to send a file that’s over 25 MB in size it will automatically be shared through a Dropbox link rather than attached as a file on the email. If you already have a Dropbox account then you can start right away otherwise you still have to create one, which by the way is easy to do.
The integration with Dropbox starts rolling out today and is available for Yahoo Mail for Web in English, French, German, Italian and Spanish.
David McDowell, Senior Director of Product Management on Yahoo! Mail, had this to say on the partnership “Starting today, Dropbox is available within Yahoo! Mail. This integration allows you to share and store files more easily, whether they are vacation photos or important documents like tax returns and research papers. And, because files can be stored in your Dropbox account online, it’s easy to find the files you want even when you are away from your desktop. Dropbox is available within Yahoo! Mail for the Web in English, French, Spanish, German and Italian. For those of you new to Dropbox, you can quickly create an account from within Yahoo! Mail.”
Yahoo Mail is currently the third largest email provider in the world just behind Gmail and Hotmail. They however hold the number one spot in the United States.