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Question: how to transfer some pictures to PC

How can I transfer some of my pictures to my friends as a link in an email, without download his email box with big attachments? And without download iCloud for PC och Mac.

MacBook Air, iOS 11.2.1

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Dec 15, 2017 6:42 PM in response to bengtakejohan In response to bengtakejohan

Hi bengtakejohan,

I understand that you'd like to send some large attachments to a friend without them having to download them all automatically to their inbox. I'm happy to provide some help for this.

To send large attachments like this, I recommend using Mail Drop. Check out the information provided for this in the article below:

Add attachments to your emails - Apple Support

You can use Mail Drop to send files that exceed the maximum size allowed by your email account provider. Mail Drop uploads large attachments to iCloud, where they’re encrypted and stored for up to 30 days.

  • If you have an iCloud account and you’re signed in to iCloud when you click Send, Mail automatically sends the attachments using Mail Drop. Mail Drop attachments don’t count against your iCloud storage.

  • If you don’t have an iCloud account, or if you’re not signed in, Mail asks you whether to use Mail Drop (to always use Mail Drop select “Don’t ask again for this account”).

If a recipient uses Mail in OS X v10.10 or later, the attachments are included in your message. For other recipients, your message includes links for downloading the attachments, and their expiration date.

You can turn Mail Drop on or off for an account. Choose Mail > Preferences, click Accounts, select the account, click Advanced, then select or deselect “Send large attachments with Mail Drop.”

For more information about Mail Drop, see the Apple Support article Mail Drop limits.

Thanks for using the Apple Support Communities. Cheers!

Dec 15, 2017 6:42 PM

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