Originally published at: http://www.howtogeek.com/171328/how-to-send-large-files-over-email/
Many email servers refuse to accept email attachments over 10MB in size. While attachment sizes haven’t kept up with the times, there are other easy ways to send someone large files over email.
Thanks for the article. I learned a couple of things that I wasn't aware of. Good insight. I work at an architectural firm in the Boston area and this has been an obstacle for years. We tried several services including one you mentioned and found DropSend.com to be the best all around solution for our firm and customers anyway. Some issues to consider are security, encryption, support, upload and download speeds. Trust is a big factor too. DropSend.com has been there when others couldn't get the job done.
Great article, more new servicess, and better ones than I was aware of. I usually FTP with cohorts, but for ordinary non-geeky people, these are some great providers.
One thing that should be stressed that is of interest to folks who have the faster 25 and 50M ISP accounts, would be total up and down time.
Some of these are SLOOOOOOOOOOWWWWW. Not mentioning names. Do you think a(n) HTG followup is a good idea for this aspect.
I learned the hard way once when a video processing firm wanted some additional material, beyond some big SD chips I had sent.
I really don't know what all those services offer especially free v. some of their paid plans. Paying is worth it in the professional world, and maybe for some personal needs also.
Oh, yeah... If the data is sensitive, encrypt it yourself, regardless of the marketing statements. Just do it. A low level investigative request is enough to have some of these folks let anything out.
We Transfer has done a good job for me on a number of occasions.
I often use either Glary Utilities' (http://www.glarysoft.com/) file splitter, or BitTorrent Sync (http://labs.bittorrent.com/experiments/sync.html). Both are fairly simple, and BitTorrent Sync has an unlimited amount of storage. (I have not tested it on any external network, but I believe it will work there too.) The neat part about BitTorrent sync is that you can just give someone else the pass phrase and it will work as designed, with no sign-up necessary.
What would happen if you were to open the file you want to send with notepad, then copied all the text into the email you are sending, then sent it (or is there a limit on how much text you can send)?
I really like using http://www.filemail.com to send large files. The reason that I use this website instead of other file-sharing websites is because it's free and you don't even have to sign up to use it, so that makes it really fast and easy. I make a lot of videos, and sometimes they're small enough so that I can just email the large files, but they're usually too large to send to my friends over email, so I use this website a lot. It's fantastic. I've never had a problem with it, and I'd recommend it to anyone needing to transfer big files!
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