Mail Drop

How to send large file attachments with Mail Drop on iCloud.com

Mail Drop, a feature for sending encrypted attachments up to 5GB in size, was introduced in Mail for Mac with 2014's release of OS X 10.10 Yosemite. And with iOS 9.2, Apple has brought Mail Drop to its stock mobile Mail app on iOS devices.

You can also send Mail Drop attachments from the Mail web app, which is available in a browser at iCloud.com on your Mac or Windows PC.

We already covered sending large files with Mail Drop on the Mac and using Mail Drop on your iPhone and iPad, so step-by-step instructions in this tutorial will focus on attaching large files to emails using Mail Drop on iCloud Mail.

How to send large attachments with Mail Drop on iOS

Announced at WWDC 2014, Mail Drop made its debut on the Mac with the OS X 10.10 Yosemite software update. Starting with the iOS 9.2 software update, Mail Drop is now finally available through Apple's stock Mail app on the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

Addressing one of the fundamental problems with email today, Mail Drop makes it easy to share large files by permitting Mail app users to send emails with encrypted attachments up to 5GB in size.

In this tutorial, you will learn how easy it is to send large attachments in Mail for iOS with the Mail Drop feature.

Use Mail Drop to send large Mail attachments in OS X Yosemite

Sending large attachments has always been a precarious activity when it comes to email. You just never know if your attachment will go through, and if it does, it’s a toss up as to whether or not the recipient will be able to successfully receive and open it.

Mail Drop is a new feature in OS X that hopes to solve this issue. With Mail Drop, Mail app users can send emails with encrypted attachments up to 5GB. That’s sure to cover most of the large emails that the majority of users send.