From: VanguardLH on
Indian Queen wrote:

> Accidently a 98mb attachment was sent in an email.

Uh uh. Accidentally you elected to add an attachment, accidentally you
browsed through the folders to find a file, accidentally you selected
the file, and accidentally you hit the Send button to send the e-mail.
There was no accident.

> It would not send

Because it far exceeds the anti-abuse quotas with whomever is your
unidentified e-mail provider.

> so it is stuck in my Outbox. It will not delete and it prohibits other
> sent activity. How can I get rid of it.

Delete an item stuck in the Outbox folder:
- Load Outlook.
- Put Outlook in offline mode (File -> Work Offline: enable).
- Exit Outlook.
- Load Outlook in its safe mode ("outlook.exe /safe").
- Delete the stuck item in the Outbox folder. If you don't want the
item to move into the Deleted Items folder, use Shift+Del to
permanently delete the item.
- Put Outlook in online mode (File -> Work Offline: disable).
- Restart Outlook in its normal mode.

For future reference:

E-mail is NOT a reliable file transfer mechanism. It wasn't intended or
designed for that. It was designed to send lots of small messages.
There is no CRC check on the file to ensure integrity. There is no
resume to re-retrieve the file if the e-mail download fails. There is
no guarantee the e-mail will arrive uncorrupted. Large e-mails can
generate timeouts and retries due to the delay when anti-virus programs
interrogate their content.

Do not use e-mail to send large files. It is rude to the recipient.
Not every recipient might want your large file. Not every recipient has
high-speed broadband Internet access. Many users still use slow dial-up
access, especially if all they do is e-mail. You waste your e-mail
provider's disk space and their bandwidth to send a huge e-mail. You
waste the e-mail provider's disk space and bandwidth at the recipient's
end. You eat up the disk quota for the recipient's mailbox (which could
render it unusable so further e-mails get rejected due to a full
mailbox). You irritate users still on dial-up that have to wait eons
waiting to download your huge e-mail. Some users have usage quotas
(i.e., so many bytes/month) and you waste it with a file that they may
not want. Don't be insensitive to recipients of your e-mails. Take the
large file out of the e-mail.

Save the file in online storage and send the recipient a URL link to the
file. Your e-mail remains small. It is more likely to arrive. It is
more likely to be seen. The recipient can decide whether or not and
when to download your large file. Be polite by sending small e-mails.

Your ISP probably allows many gigabytes of online storage for personal
web pages. Upload your file there and provide a URL link to it. Other
methods (of using online storage), all free, are: (50GB max quota, 2GB max file size) (500MB max file size) (300MB max file size) (10GB max file size) (300MB max file size) (500MB max file size) (1GB max file size) (500MB max file size) (500MB max file size)

If it is sensitive content and when storing it online in a public
storage area or to guard it against whomever operates the online storage
service, remember to encrypt it.
From: Gordon on

"Peter Foldes" <maci252211(a)> wrote in message
> Gordon
> Now you can get your diploma in Marriage Counseling. LOL