How To Access Mail Drop

Access Mail Drop

How to access Mail Drop and to use it's feature? If you are confused about the Mail Drop feature, read this article to know about Mail Drop and how to access or use it.

Mail Drop comes in handy whenever you need to send an email attachment that is larger or exceeds the email size limit. With the help of Mail Drop, you can send large files up to 5GB at a time.

Mail Drop is an extraordinary Apple feature that lets you send large files, such as videos, presentations, or bulk images directly from your Mail app. This feature comes available with devices, such as iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, and Mac.


You need an iCloud account to use the Mail Drop feature because Mail Drop uploads your file to iCloud instead of sending it directly to the recipient over email.

The recipient has 30 days to open it once you send an email with a large attachment using Mail Drop. If the email recipient fails to open the email within the period, the email will not be available to view. In this scenario, you need to resend the email again using the Mail Drop feature.

Mail Drop has one more limitation: you are allowed to send files up to 5GB. But, you should know that you have a 1TB storage limit on your iCloud account. Once the storage is full, you need to wait for some files to expire and free up some space.


You don't have an option to select the Mail Drop feature immediately while sending an email. When your Mail app detects that your email attachment is too large to send, it will ask you to send those attachments using Mail Drop. So, here you are allowed to opt for Mail Drop.

  • Step : 1 Launch the Apple Mail app on your iPhone
  • Step : 2 Tap the Compose new email option in the bottom-right corner of the screen.
  • Step : 3 Enter the recipient's email address, subject, and your message.
  • Step : 4 Add the attachment (large file) that you wish to send to your recipient.
  • Step : 5 Tap Send (up arrow) icon at the top-right corner of your screen.
  • Add The Attachment
  • Step : 6 Now, a pop-up appears stating that your attachment exceeds the email size limit to send as a usual email, and hence it is better to send using Mail Drop.
  • Step : 7 Tap the Use Mail Drop option to send the email.
  • Tap The Use Mail Drop Option
  • Step : 8 Now, your email attachment will be sent to iCloud and will be available for the recipient to open it within the next 30 days.


  • Step :1Open the Mail app on your Mac.
  • Step :2Click the Compose new message icon or tap Command + N on your keyboard to compose a new message.
  • Step :3Select the paper clip icon to attach a file to your message.
  • Step :4Select the file you wish to attach and click on the Choose File option.
  • Step :5Type the recipient's email address, subject, and message.
  • Step :6Once you complete your message, click the Send icon.
  • Step :7If your attachment is too large, the Mail app will suggest you send them using Mail Drop.
  • Step :8Click Use Mail Drop in the pop-up.
  • Click Use Mail Drop In The Pop Up
  • Step :9Now, your email will be sent to your recipient, and the recipient will see it as a regular email message.

If you face any issues while sending a large email through Mail Drop, make sure the Mail Drop feature is enabled. Follow the below instructions to enable the Mail Drop feature.

  • Step :1Open the Mail app.
  • Step :2Click the Mail tab.
  • Step :3Select Preferences --> Accounts.
  • Step :4Now, choose your preferred email account in the left pane.
  • Step :5Under Account Information, look for the Send large attachments with Mail Drop option. Check if the option is enabled.
  • Step :6If not, click the checkbox respective to the Send large attachments with Mail Drop option.
Send Large Attachments With Mail Drop

We hope you understood how to access Mail Drop feature in the Mail app. So, next time when you try to send a large attachment, you can send it through Mail Drop. If you got any queries, do contact us for help.

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