Problem uploading songs as email attachments

Registration date
Thursday September 20, 2012
Last seen
September 20, 2012

I play in a band and often need to send songs as attachments via hotmail on the internet. I have never had a problem before but I got a laptop a few months back and for some reason I have never been able to successfully upload even one song as an attachment - it keeps failing - often with the message that the internet connection has failed...even though the meter on the taskbar shows a solid excellent connection. I blamed it on wifi but it even does it when i used an LAN connection.

strangely it works through a windows livemail program but I don't like using that program as it's slow and cumbersome.

Any ideas people, please?

The songs are not huge files, only 7-8 mb max