I want to send some photos to my sister but when I attach them to an email I get a message saying that the message delivery has failed. What can I do to fix it?
I got this question from a relative who was trying to send a photo of her cat balancing on two moving pods to her sister. When I looked closer I could see that the problem was that the photos ware actually huge (between 3Mb and 6Mb each to be exact) so my guess what that her mail server was stopping her because of the sheer size of the email she was trying to send.
Well, there are a number of things you can do in this instance. The most obvious would be to shrink the size of the photos by resizing them to something smaller, or to send them one at a time. However this operation is quite time-consuming and there are more efficient ways of doing this.
I would recommend using a photo hosting service like Flickr for something like this. It lets you upload and organise your photos and then share them easily with friends and family. All you need to do is send them a link in your email and they immediately have access to any photos you want to let them see. Another similar service is Picasa. Picasa actually has a desktop application you can use to manage your photos, but when you want to share them, you can click a button and they get uploaded to an online album on the web. Once again, you can share this, just by sending a link in your email.
It’s all a matter of using the right tools for the job!