Why do you want Windows Mail to be able to try to send messages so
large that most email providers will reject them? A typical limit is
10 MB per message.
If you want Windows Mail to at least try to break it up into pieces,
click on Tools, then Accounts, then your email account, then
Properties, then Advanced. If there is no checkmark in the box
before Break apart messages larger than, click on this box, then
Apply; then adjust the allowed size until it is close to your email
provider's limit, but not quite that high, then click Apply again.
Click on OK, then Close.
Note that whoever you're trying to send the video to may have an
even lower limit on the size of incoming messages.
Also note that when Windows Mail complains about not having
enough memory, the actual problem is often interference from an
antivirus program, which Windows Mail seldom seems to be able
to report correctly. What if any antivirus programs do you have, and
have you ever had a Norton or McAfee antivirus program on that
computer, even one of the free trial versions that often come already
installed on new computers?
You could always try uploading the video to a web site meant for
storing videos, then email a much shorter message saying how to
download it from that site.
"Moritz" <Moritz@xxxxxx> wrote in message
>I just had the same problem when trying to mail a 468 MB file via Windows
> Mail on Vista 64 Business with 2 GB RAM.
> First, this has nothing to do with any restrictions of any ISP! It never
> gets this far as to send anything!
> When I press the send button, the message window will not go away to start
> sending. Windows Mail obviously first tries to read the whole file into
> memory and then encode it. Actually it does so bad at this, that it
> 1,5 GB of memory and seems to try to get even more. With Base-64 encoding
> file should get no larger than 624 MB. Still it wouldn't make any sense to
> load the file into memory, it should just be streamed in small blocks to
> mail server!
> Windows will try to get more memory by moving as much as possible to the
> page file but eventually gives up. Then Windows Mail shows this error
> Of course it takes quite some time until Windows gives up, and Windows is
> very unresponsive during this time (even on a quad core CPU).
> So I consider this issue to be a bug in Windows Mail. There is really no
> need to keep the attachment in memory. It just has to make sure, nobody is
> allowed to write to the file, while sending it.
> "Gunny" wrote:
>> Hey there. I just recorded a short video message and try to send it to
>> brother'e gmail account and I keep getting the above message!
>> The video ext is an .AVI (187mb)
>> Any ideas?