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Sending Large Files

Friday, September 28th, 2007 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management

Sending Large Files

Sending large file attachments via e-mail can be tricky once you start heading north of 10 to 20 MB in size. E-mail clients often limit attachment sizes and any small businesses that work with large presentations, audio or video files that are hundreds of megabytes or larger in size have to resort to using FTP sites or overnight delivery. All of that just to send an electronic file? Oi vey!

On the other hand, you never have to worry about that with YouSendIt is a Web based subscription service that is designed to allow you to send large files (photos, MP3 files, artwork, videos, etc.) to anyone, anytime, anywhere. And you can do all of that without either you or your recipient having to install any software. Keep reading for the whole scoop!

Basically, you just select a file to send and you upload it to YouSendIt’s server. The person you’re sending the file to then receives an e-mail from YouSendIt that contains a link to your file. They can then click on the link and download the file. Now, what’s even more exciting about the new YouSendIt software is that it can resume uploads as well. I’m sure you know the frustration that comes when you’re uploading a 100 MB file from a Web uploader, when suddenly, the Internet connection breaks or your browser crashes for some unknown reason. With the new YouSendIt uploader, all of that is a thing of the past, because it will resume any file upload from the exact point of where it stopped earlier. Then once the file is successfully uploaded and sent to your intended recipients, you will receive an e-mail confirmation automatically. Cool, huh?!

How it Works

First of all, say bye-bye to bounced e-mails, clogged Inboxes, FTP servers and overnight courier services. allows you to send, track and receive files electronically. It is also one of the most popular digital delivery services on the Web today. You can’t beat that!

To send a file:

1.) Enter the recipient’s e-mail address and an optional message if you wish to do so.

2.) Attach your file and then click Send It.

3.) Your recipients will then receive an e-mail that allows them to immediately click and download the file you sent over.

Kinds of Services

1.) Business use: With YouSendIt, you can send multiple files up to 2 GB each, it’s an ad-free experience and there is no registration required for your recipients. There is a branded dropbox, branded download and e-mail pages, file delivery tracking, download security with password protection, certified delivery and return receipts are available. There is an unlimited size to the downloads per file as well. You can have all of this for just $29.99 per month or $329.99 a year. But if you don’t want to pay anything, keep reading!

2.) Personal use: For a Pro account with fewer facilities, it will cost you $9.99 per month or $109.99 a year. The free version is coming!

3.) Free use: With the free version, you can send files up to 100 MB with a 1 GB monthly download limit. So, if you only have a few files you need to send every once in awhile, the free method will work just fine for you. You don’t have to pay for this service if you don’t want to. The other features are there for your additional needs, but the free version is just as useful.

So, if you have a lot of large files to send via e-mail, give YouSendIt a try. It may be just what you’ve been waiting for all this time!

~ Zahid H. Javali

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