First of all: what e-mail client are you using?
Do you use Adobe Reader to send the PDF file, or you simply attach the PDF to a message you are composing? That message, what format is it - plain text, HTML, RTF?
Anyway, I have a very hard time to understand how a file of 9.6KB can show up more than a 1000 times larger (10MB) as a PDF attachment! Does your e-mail client give the exact size of the attachment, additionally to the total size of the message?
aww rats - found my problem. In the e-mail it shows at 10 MB. As a saved file it shows at 9,924 KB, and I was reading it as 9.926KB. yeah, I drop and add zeroes and put decimal points in the wrong place too. sorry! and thanks for your response.
No problem! Still, 10MB attachments can be a problem for many email recipients; you could try to compress them into a ZIP file to make them somewhat smaller. Or make them downloadable from a web server, then only include the download link in the email message.