A lot of the download time generated by attached files is unnecessary, however. Many file formats are not very space-conscious. Especially documents created by word processors like Microsoft Word are notorious for wasting hard disk space.
Compress Files Before Sending Them via Email
You can prevent them from wasting network resources, however, by
- inflating them with a compression utility like
Most word processor documents can be compressed to 10% or less of their original size.
Send Big Files via Email
If the files you want to send surpass a few MB (say, 10 MB) even after compression, it's better to use a file sending service rather than attach them since many email accounts place limits on the size of files they accept.