Outlook, Gmail, Yahoo or any other email application have a size limit for attachments. It is either 10MB or 25MB. Sharing large files using these email applications won’t be possible. Of course, you can send big files using CD/DVD, Pen Drive or any other medium when someone is in close vicinity.
But, how to send big files with someone who is at a distant location with no additional cost?
There are alternatives. You can use online file sharing service. It helps to share a file with anyone irrespective of the geographic location. There are free as well as paid versions available.
In this article, I going to cover online file sharing service sharethisfile.com.
sendthisfile provides the online file sharing service. It is easy to use and free service and there is no file size limit. You just need to create a free account and upload the file to their server. Don’t worry, it is secure. Enter the email of the recipient and click on send. The service sends an email with a link to the file which recipient can click and download the file. The file stays there for 3 days, post that they shred it.
File transfer is secure and follows all compliance to meet stringent data privacy and data security regulations.
- SAS 70
- Easy to use and free.
- Secure – uses 128-bit security
- Supports unlimited file size
- Meet Stringent Regulations with this Compliant File Transfer
- Send Large Files Using Microsoft Outlook Safe and Secure
- No credit card required
- No software to install
- No email attachments
Sendthisfile offers different paid plan also which are good if a free plan is not suitable for you.
- Multiple Recipients
- Multiple Files
- Hosted Filebox
- Download Notification
- Outlook Plugin
- Multiple Fileboxes
- Embed on Your Website
- Email & Filebox Customization
- Change Notification Email Address (SMTP)
- Website Integration
- Multiple Users
- Multiple Integration Pages
- Export Audit Logs
- Advanced User Access Control
Let’s see how to send a large file using sendthisfile.com
Create an account and upload file
Navigate to sendthisfile and create a free account. You have the option to login using Google, Facebook or Linkedin. Let’s Choose Google option and login. Click on continue. You will be directed to the screen shown below.
Enter recipient email, subject and message. Click on browse and select the file which you want to share. Click on send.
Note: Google Chrome froze as soon as I selected file. If you face an issue, try using Mozilla Firefox
It shows the message confirming the file is sent. Click on Done.
Downloading the file
The recipient will receive an email. Log in to the email account, open the email and click on the link. One of the advantages of this service is you as a recipient don’t need to provide your email id or register with them to download a file.
It directs to below page which shows download link. You can either click on the link or right-click the filename and choose Save as the option to download the file from sendthisfile server.
So go ahead, create an account and share file free using sendthisfile.com service.