The Procedure of attachment files into the email program, generally you click on attachment button to add files. Most of email application like outlook allow you to send different files using zipped folder from your storage media. Emails services allow you to send upto 20 MB of files. You should compress your attachment of emails with the Zip application to breakdown the attachments into small parts as separate them.
In addition of the emails attachments that the encoding to the convert the file into the text when this sent into the original form when received. A large mail attachment may rejected by the mail server and its bounded back to the sender as a message undeliverable, a large attachment may also cause the recipient's emails hang user attempts to download them and this may gives error like
Problem with emails attachment opening like large attachment can cause a locked box or hangs the download messages. A large mail attachment can also result in an overquota email box problems. The most common problem Outlook cannot open attachment may causes due to security setting in Outlook Express. You should firstly check under the tools in option menu into the security tab and disable the Do not allow to check the attachments to be saved or opened that could be potentially be a virus.
Another reason that Outlook cannot open email attachments that the attachment of email not be file format that you are able to view when you don''t have installed an specific program to view the specific files.
If you have problem to viewing email attachments and it comes up a gibberish in the text message rather than a attachment files. That means your email application's encoding is may be different than sender's email applications. In order to view the attachment files of your email the encoding properties of sender and receiver must be identical.
Generally said the email application automatically encode the attachment and the receiver application automatically decode attached email files. However the older email may fails or not supports some encoding protocols such as MiME, No encoding, ASCII, UUencoding, BinHex etc.
If you fail to solve such issues you can use inbox repair tool to fix this problem this understands the structure of the emails and helps you to view your emails attachments. You may need to take some additional steps to allow you to access attachments.