Well there was a time for me when this used to happen often, but now if you own a Gmail account you don’t need to worry because Google Drive has been integrated into Gmail which means you can attach a file up to 10GB in size.
According to Gmail Blog “you can insert files up to 10GB — 400 times larger than what you can send as a traditional attachment. Also, because you’re sending a file stored in the cloud, all your recipients will have access to the same, most-up-to-date version.”
With this new, more tightly integrated feature Gmail will also check to verify that the email recipients have access to the files that are being shared. If they don’t, then you’ll be promoted to change those settings in another pop-up window that doesn’t pull you away from your compose experience.
Previously, Gmail and Google Drive had some integration, as users could opt to view received attachments in Google Docs/Drive instead of downloading, but the ability to attach from the cloud wasn’t available.
This feature is accessible in the pop-up compose window located at the bottom, the “Insert files using Drive” option will now appear next to the standard icon for attachments. This feature will also work even if you’ve only pasted in Google Drive links within your email message.
This new integration can also been seen in the Microsoft’s Outlook.com