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How Does Apple Mail Drop Work

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Thanks for visiting the Apple Support Communities! It seems you're unable to send photos using Mail Drop on your Mac.


Feb 21, 2017 Apple introduced Mail Drop in OS X Yosemite on the Mac and in iOS 9.2 for iOS devices, and it is supported in all current editions of the operating system (macOS Sierra and later as well as iOS 10. Apple introduced Mail Drop in OS X Yosemite on the Mac and in iOS 9.2 for iOS devices, and it is supported in all current editions of the operating system (macOS Sierra and later as well as iOS 10. When I say large files, I mean really really big files. The Mail Drop limit is 5GB. According to Apple’s “With Mail Drop, you can send attachments up to 5 GB in size. You can send these attachments right from Mail on your Mac, the Mail app on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and from iCloud.com on your Mac or PC. All files types are. Nov 05, 2015 Got an update from apple support team that 'Gmail and Outlook' doesn't use 'push' function for mails so, auto refresh and notifications will not work. Which is strange. Only way is to manually refresh emails (if using default mail app) otherwise try using 'Gmail & Outlook' apps.

Check out the limits within the following article: Mail Drop limits - Apple Support


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'Attachments might not be sent using Mail Drop if they exceed these limits:

  • The message, including its attachments, is larger than 5 GB. Try sending the contents of your message in multiple email messages or compressing your attachments to make them as small as possible.
  • An uncompressed folder is attached to the message. Use these steps to compress your attachments.
  • Too many messages have been sent or the maximum number of recipients has been exceeded. Learn about mailbox size and message sending limits.
  • You reached the 1 TB Mail Drop storage limit. Each attachment expires after 30 days, so you can send new attachments after earlier attachments expire and more storage becomes available.'
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If the issue isn't related to the limits above, test with a different user account to help isolate the behavior: How to test an issue in another user account on your Mac - Apple Support

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Jul 28, 2020 5:09 PM