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How to attach an MP3 file to an email on iMac

I tried to send a copy of an opera to a friend. It's an mp3 file and it's 470.4 mb. I sent it, and then received an error message that it couldn't be sent so to try sending it from the iCloud. I don't know how to do this. My computer became very slow and I restarted it a couple of times. It really seemed to mess up everything until I deleted the email with the file. I receive this kind of file often with no problem, so I'd appreciate help in figuring out how to send one. I have an iMac, up to date and use VLC.

Thanks, Peggy

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mp4

Oops! That should have been an MP4

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The problem is not with your computer, it is

with the size limit placed on attachments by your email provider.
Usual limit is around 20mb so your MP4 is way larger than that.
You didn't say who your email provider is, but if it's Apple you can use what is known as Mail Drop. With that turned on, and using Apple Mail, you just attach the file and, if it is a large one, Mail will ask if you want to use Mail Drop.
If you do, then your mail and attachment will be uploaded to the cloud and an email sent to the recipient with a link to the file.
Mail Drop is turned on in Mail preferences under Accounts > Send large files with mail drop
Another alternative is to get a DropBox account, upload the file and share it with your friends

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Drop Box

I have gmail which I use in the Apple Mail program. I've been discovering the iCloud Mail Drop, I think maybe I once had DropBox it as it's on my computer and I do receive lots of things thru it. So maybe I'll try that. Whichever is easiest. I don't need it allot but feel kind of guilty not sharing all the operas I receive with my other opera nut friends. Thanks for your help

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