The good news is that the GMail team has increases the maximum allowable limit of the attachment size to 25 MB from the previous limit of 20 MB. This is obviously nice to hear since GMail users can pass on files/data upto 25mb per email easily without having to look for third party file sharing websites like Rapidshare.
But the catch here is that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits!!
“With Gmail, you can send and receive messages up to 25 megabytes (MB) in size. Please note that you may not be able to send larger attachments to contacts who use other email services with smaller attachment limits. If your attachment bounces, you should invite them to Gmail“.
Did you read the part in BOLD? Doesn’t it look like a cheese to trap the mouse? Even though GMail is gaining popularity over the last few years, it is still lagging behind Yahoo Mail and Hotmail. This might be a trick to entice new users using other popular eMail services into GMail by offering bigger attachments!
The search is monopolized, the ad-space over the world is monopolized and now the eMail service space? Way to go Google!