Tuesday, 31 January 2017 18:13

A reminder to iCloud users: Mail Drop attachments expire and disappear Featured

Retreived by
Rate this item
(0 votes)

Reader Marta asks a question we’ve received several times recently, after never being asked this before:

After sending an attachment to myself though email using Mail Drop, I realized that it expired after a period of 30 days. Is there any way I can recover this file?

Unfortunately, there’s not. As Apple spells out in its Mail Drop FAQ, files sent this way simply disappear after 30 days. It’s vitally important that you retain a copy of any file you send via Mail Drop.

Ask Mac 911

We’ve compiled a list of the most commonly asked questions we get, and the answers to them: read our super FAQ to see if you’re covered. If not, we’re always looking for new problems to solve! Email yours to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. including screen captures as appropriate. Mac 911 cannot reply to email with troubleshooting advice nor can we publish answers to every question.

To comment on this article and other Macworld content, visit our Facebook page or our Twitter feed.
(The article continues...)



A reminder to iCloud users: Mail Drop attachments expire and disappear published on
Read 212 times

SPEEDEE spends his day searching the internet for the information you need to better use your Mac, iPhone, iPad, Apple TV, Apple Watch and all else Apple.

Leave a comment

Make sure you enter all the required information, indicated by an asterisk (*). HTML code is not allowed.