I need to send a large part file to a customer (42MB). I have used Dropbox, mediafire, yousendit, and google drive.
I'm just wondering what others are using.
Should be able to just email with Gmail.
Frederick Law wrote: Should be able to just email with Gmail.
Frederick Law wrote:
Usually the issue I have is on the receiver's end, a lot of companies are putting fairly small limits on incoming messages.
I use OneDrive primarily, Dropbox if specially requested. I have an Office 365 account that comes with a ton of storage so I don't care to spend money to buy more storage on Dropbox. Both work well in my experience.
Gmail processes messages up to 25 MB in size. This limit is applied to the sum of the message's text and the encoded attachment.
Default Outlook attachment size limitation without hacking registry is 20 MB.
Bigger one automatically put in Google Drive and send as link.
George Martínez wrote: I need to send a large part file to a customer (42MB). I have used Dropbox, mediafire, yousendit, and google drive.
George Martínez wrote:
In addition to these, I've used WeTransfer, FTP (FileZila), SendSpace, GoodSync, etc.
When devised, the email protocol wasn't written to accommodate today's chubby files, so anything above 7MBish is pushing the protocol.
I don't know the "actual number" but data reliability drops off.
So, for the chubbies, I use Dropbox and sometimes FTP (a protocol that is designed for the chubbies) using the Filezilla client at work.
And MS' OneDrive for personal stuff (even before it was called OneDrive).
The best one I've used is
mailbigfile.com, and I sent a lot of large zipped folders..
I'll have to try that one out.
I use a bunch. I use Dropbox most of the time when the person has nothing to provide. If my company's anti-virus is blocking it, I'll use my personal gmail. If the other person's company is blocking my mail I will also use my gmail to see if it goes through.
I've also used some sites like sharefile, wetransfer and others depending on who I'm dealing with.
Finally worked through this question with today's options in integrating large-file sending with email. My answer may not work for most folks, since I use less-than-usual software, biased toward open-source options when possible.
In my case, I've used Mozilla Thunderbird since it was in beta. I find it to be superior (by far) to Outlook for the specific task of managing email (and I run seven email accounts through it). Recent versions of Thunderbird have the capacity to send large files via Filelink, and you can use an add-on that allows use of Mega (remember founder Kim Dotcom?) to store and send encrypted files with use of the MEGAbird extension for Thunderbird. However, it's extraordinarily slow to upload, I've found. Better to simply log into MEGA, drag/drop files into a folder and then send a link by email to share the folder (upload speed is better).
I mention all this in case Mozilla/MEGA decide to improve performance of the Filelink feature with a stable cloud account vendor.
MEGA allows free accounts of something like 15GB (they say 50GB, but that's temporary).
Otherwise you could just use existing stuff like Dropbox, etc.
I'll have to look into this too.
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