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I'd like to store some files in Gmail, in order to easily attach them to letters, without the need to upload them over and over again. Maybe you know of such a service? Of course there are always file hosters.

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Google Docs provides the facility to store files of any1 type by uploading them to Google Docs. From there it would be possible to email the files appending the letter text you also wanted to include into the email.

It is also possible to directly link to a file stored in Google Docs, but you might find people can't access the link due to system restrictions on which website they can access and etc.

1. I don't think this includes .exe files, unfortunately.

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Thanks - I'm using Google Docs for attachments now. – Adobe Nov 14 '11 at 17:38

Mail the files to yourself, then forward it to the person you want to send it to - you can edit the title and add whatever you need.

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I think this is your best option if you all you ever plan on doing with the files is emailing them to others. – Kyle Hayes Nov 3 '11 at 3:19

If you are on Linux, you can use gmailfs or imapfs, but you have to use the IMAP protocol and not the POP3 to access the mail server.

I don't know if there are other similar solutions for Windows, but you can easily check it on

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I'm trying to make gmailfs work. – Adobe Nov 1 '11 at 12:33
Failed to make use of gmailfs for my needs (attaching files). – Adobe Nov 14 '11 at 16:47

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