Why does Gmail only let me attach small files?

Episode 1136 (41:24)

John from San Diego, CA

John uses Gmail with the Mac Mail app, and he can't send out any images that are about 500kb. Leo says that's odd. Leo suggests going to Gmail on the web and try sending the images there. If it works, then there's a bug in Apple's Mail client.

Leo also says that MailMate is a better email tool to work with Gmail. It's about $50, but Leo likes it. Searching for Gmail specific apps in the Apple Store turns up many that offer desktop interfaces for Gmail. Sparrow is a good option. He could also try Gmail's Inbox, if he can get an invite.