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Send Large Files Over Internet with yousendit

I have been a fan of yousendit.com for a few years now. This is a decent and reliable service to email large files to others. The maximum size is 100 MB for the free version. You can send larger files for a fee. The way the service works is you upload your file to their server which sends an email to the recipient including a hyperlink directly to the file for them to download. The cool part is that your recipient does not need to be a member or sign up for anything. If the recipient wants to send files they will have to create an account though.

I think this service actually comes in most handy when I am at work. Sometimes other companies we deal with do not have FTP sites and most email services do not allow attachments over 10 MB. In fact we limit our attachment size to under 8 MB. Large email attachments can really slow down your network. I have enough to deal with during the day let a lone a slow network because someone is sending vacation pictures to their co-worker in the other cube.

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The maximum size is only 100 MB for the free version. You can send larger files for a fee. They recently announced a local client application for download for this service which works very well. It also has a slick user friendly interface which is always a plus.

Mysicgeek’s Tech Lingo: FTP (File Transfer Protocol) This is an Internet protocol standard that allows two computers to exchange files over the Internet.

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  • Published 07/25/07

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