Wednesday, June 10, 2009

How to Get Free Big File Transfers

Let's get one thing straight... you should never email a file larger than 3MB. I realize that is old school IT thinking, but there is a very good reason why you shouldn't. You never know about the conditions on any of the email servers that will handle the message. If even one of those is set to strip large file attachements, you are sunk.

If you ever need to send a large file to someone, especially artwork or video, just use YouSendIt.

There's mo need to set up an account -- just:
  1. Enter your e-mail address
  2. The recipient's e-mail address
  3. Click the Browse button to upload the file (up to 100MB)
  4. Files are saved for 7 days, then they're automatically deleted

YouSendIt immediately gives you a download link which you can include in the e-mail if you like. They will e-mail them the download link, too, but I like e-mailing it myself just to make sure.

Tip: If you're sending sensitive information, you can send files securely (encrypted) by clicking the "Need secure transfers?" link at the bottom of the form.


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