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Thread poster: Eleni Makantani

Eleni Makantani
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Feb 22, 2008

Hello, it has occurred to me to need to send large files to my clients (over 100MB), which cannot be done through the e-mail.

I know that there are several services available on the Internet that forward these files, but I was wondering which one you use and trust (because I don't want my files to end up in I-don't-know-what hands).

For those of you who know, could I possibly use my FTP for this?

Thank you!


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Mafalda d'Orey de Faria  Identity Verified
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YouSendIt Feb 22, 2008

Hi there!

I usually use YouSendIt.com with great results.

Hope it helps.

Mafalda


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Gregory Flanders  Identity Verified
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sendspace Feb 22, 2008

Hello Eleni,

I just had an agency point me towards sendspace.com -- a very useful because you don't need to create an account, and it is free (supported by advertising).

Hope that helps,

greg


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Angeliki Papadopoulou  Identity Verified
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YouSendIt Feb 22, 2008

Mafalda d'Orey de Faria wrote:

I usually use YouSendIt.com with great results.

Mafalda


I also use this and am very happy with it.


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Eleni Makantani
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More than 100Mb Feb 22, 2008

Well,

I think that Yousendit is very convenient, too. What happens when the file to upload is bigger that the 100Mb that Yousendit sets?


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Evert DELOOF-SYS  Identity Verified
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Sendthisfile.com Feb 22, 2008

www.sendthisfile.com is not bad either.

I use both (SendIt.com and this one).

Good luck!


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Margreet Logmans  Identity Verified
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FTP Feb 22, 2008

Yes, FTP is also an option (either your FTP or your client's).
Some of my clients actually ask me to use their FTP servers.


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Charlie Bavington  Identity Verified
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Caution Feb 22, 2008

Gregory Flanders wrote:

I just had an agency point me towards sendspace.com -- a very useful because you don't need to create an account, and it is free (supported by advertising).


Funnily enough, the same thing happened to me this week.

The advertising on the page I was sent to featured a videoclip of a lady with large, er, assets.
I'm a grown man, I know what's on the internet, I don't mind.
It occured to me, however, that I probably would NOT be using sendspace to send large files to my mother, for example.

I can recommend yousendit.
You do need to create an account, and they DO send one or 2 emails a week.


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Elisabete Cunha  Identity Verified
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I use both Feb 22, 2008

I use both Yousendit and sendspace, but at least in my PC Yousendit is slower.
Also, with Yousendit you can only send 100Mb for free. If more than 100Mb, you have to pay for it.
A better solution would definitely be an ftp server.


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Marina Soldati  Identity Verified
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Sendthisfile Feb 22, 2008

Hi all!

I use Sendthisfile.com. The biggest file I sent was 469 MB.
The only disadvantage I find in the free accounts is that the file is available for download just a couple of days.

My 2 cents,
Marina


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Eleni Makantani
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Advertising...oops!!! Feb 22, 2008



The advertising on the page I was sent to featured a videoclip of a lady with large, er, assets.
I'm a grown man, I know what's on the internet, I don't mind.


Thanks for saying that, I hope this didn't happen today (I used Sendspace), I'll let the client know that I'm not that kind of girl!!!


[Edited at 2008-02-22 14:23]


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Anna Sylvia Villegas Carvallo
Mexico
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From your Website... Feb 22, 2008

I can see you have a website. Then, do this:

Go to your web hosting Control Panel. Create a new folder ("CLIENT", for instance), and upload your multimega file to this folder. (File previously zipped.)

Once uploaded, you email your client saying: Please download the file from the link below:

http://www.wordfun-translations.com/CLIENT/multimega_file.zip

And that's it. Now you have your own FTP without strange ads.



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Samuel Murray  Identity Verified
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And if you're concerned about confidentiality Feb 22, 2008

Tadzio Carvallo wrote:
Once uploaded, you email your client saying: Please download the file from the link below:
http://www.wordfun-translations.com/CLIENT/multimega_file.zip[/quote]

When the client confirmed that he had downloaded the file, delete it again, otherwise Google might find it. And if you're really paranoid, you can easily create a virtually hackerproof file that the client can open but no-one else:

Simply make sure the zip file has a nonsensical name, and then put the zip file into another zip file, and put a password on the second zip file. Remember, even if a zip file is password protected, anyone can still see the filenames in the zip file, unless it is double zipped like I described.

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Eleni Makantani
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Thank you! Feb 22, 2008

Thank you all for helping me out!

I particularly liked the option of my website and I will definitely try it!


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John Di Rico  Identity Verified
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One more... Feb 27, 2008

This site allows you to send up to 10 GB and protect it with a password for free:
http://dl.free.fr/
But please don't give them any business (if you're in France)! They owe me money and have extremely poor customer service...

John


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