Have you ever tried to send a really large file through e-mail but it won't let you because the file is too large? This can be a problem for a few reasons. If you or your recipients are working with dial-up internet it may take too long to attach or download the file which sometimes causes the message to time out or delay. This may also cause your ISP or your recipient's ISP to block the file because it is so large. Your recipient's Inbox may also be full which could make delivering a message with such a large file difficult.
I recently had this problem with several files I have been working on. For example, I was recently working on some huge graphics files for a client that would not go through e-mail. So I researched on the Internet and decided to try an online service that would bypass the ISP limitations. The one I tried is called SendThisFile. SendThisFile is an online service that allows you to send large files using their server. Signing up for account is free so I decided to give it a try. SendThisFile.com also has a paid version - their Starter Plan is only $2.95/month or $29.95/yr.
There are a number of sites that also provide similar services:
All of these services work pretty much the same way. You upload the file to the site's server then you enter the e-mail address of the person you wish to send the file to. You can also send a personal message to the person if you like. The recipient then receives a simple text with a link that they can click on. This takes them to the site where they can then download the file you have sent them.
Using an online utility such as the ones mentioned here greatly simplifies large file transfers without clogging your e-mail.
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