How to share large files without using your iCloud allowance

The Eclectic Light Company

Every once in a while, I have to send a large file to someone. As I don’t use DropBox, I could use iCloud Drive shared folders, but that requires Catalina 10.15.4 or later and, more importantly, it uses space from my iCloud allowance. This article explains how you can send files up to 5 GB in size, up to a total of 1 TB each month, without eating into that allowance, using Mail Drop.

If you already use Apple’s Mail app as your email client, you’ll probably be aware that it can send large attachments to messages using Mail Drop. If you haven’t already enabled this invaluable feature, open Mail’s Preferences, select the Accounts item at the top, then select your iCloud mail account at the left, and in the Account Information tab, ensure that Send large attachments with Mail Drop is ticked. You can then add your large…

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