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I know how to search for received mails with the operator larger:xM, but my issue is different.

I have embedded pictures in the mail I want to send and while making it, I have to make sure it doesn’t exceed 8MB because many e-mail service providers of my recipients will refuse the mail as it is too big.

How can I know the mail size before sending it?

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Does it help to save your email as a draft, and then search for it? –  Vidar S. Ramdal Nov 29 '13 at 13:36
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After attaching the pictures save the email as a draft, which probably has happened several time while writing and attaching the email.

Now search for it using larger:8m label:draft.

If it is larger than 8M it will show up in the list.

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Select all the attachemnts. Right Click. Click on properties. See the size under " Size" field. As simple as that.

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the value of "size on disk" is related to the block size of the hard drive. You should use Size. –  mhoran_psprep Nov 30 '13 at 23:36
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