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Old 05-26-2010   #1
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For your convenience here's an updated list of 15 Large File Transfer services – most FREE! – for when you need to send someone (or a bunch of people) a number of high-resolution/HD image or video files = BIG files. I use some of these services every day:

• WeTransfer.com is FREE for up to 2GB of files or (zipped) folders per transfer.
http://www.wetransfer.com//

• DropSend.com is FREE for up to 2GB of files or (zipped) folders per transfer.
DropSend - Email large files and send large files

• Yousendit.com is FREE upto 1GB/month with max 100MB per transfer.
http://www.yousendit.com/

• Pando.com is FREE upto 1GB of files or folders per transfer.
Download and Share ... BIG | Pando

• Sendspace.com is FREE upto 300MB per transfer.
Free large file hosting. Send big files the easy way!

• Pipebytes.com (beta) is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto 300MB per transfer.
PipeBytes - Free and easy file transfers.

• Youconvertit.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto 1GB per transfer.
Free online media file conversion (Document, Images, Audio, Video & Archives)

• Filedropper.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto 5GB per transfer.
Free File Hosting - Online File Storage for Mp3, Videos, Music. Best File Host

• Transferbigfiles.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto ?MB/GB per transfer (untested).
Transfer Big Files Free - Email or Send Large Files up to 1GB

• Mailbigfile.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto ?MB/GB per transfer (untested).
A quick and easy way to send large files - simply Mail Big File

• zUPLOAD.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto ?MB/GB per transfer (untested).
zupload.com

• MegaUpload.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto ?MB/GB per transfer (untested).
MEGAUPLOAD - The leading online storage and file delivery service

• FileApartment.com is FREE for files (not folders, so zip those) upto 1GB per transfer.

http://www.fileapartment.com

• Streamfile.com is NOT free and allows files up to 30GB to be transferred.

Streamfile - Send. Receive. Now.

• iSendr.com is a FREE and REALTIME direct – computer to computer – superfast (large) file transfer service (no file size limit) without a middleman (server) for extra security.
iSendr - On Demand P2P File Transfers

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That depend upon the recipient's ISP allowing them to get large emails, most of them will not. FTP is probably a better way to transfer large files.

A free FTP client is FileZilla - The free FTP solution

You need a web space to upload the files to for your recipient to download them from. Usually, your ISP provides you space for that with your account. At least mine (charter.net) does. If they do not this site lists lots of free web space http://www.thefreesite.com/Free_Web_Space/

You can set up the ftp space so they need a password to download the files.
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That depend upon the recipient's ISP allowing them to get large emails, most of them will not. FTP is probably a better way to transfer large files.
No, Tom: these web-based Large File Transfer services only send a tiny download link to the recipient's email INbox. These tiny download links can't clog INboxes, and they can't be refused by the receiving ISP because of their size.

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A free FTP client is FileZilla - The free FTP solution
FTP is sooo 20th century!
No setting up of temp FTP accounts necessary if you use one of these 15 web-based Large File Transfer services and a high-speed internet connection. So much quicker and simpler.

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You can set up the ftp space so they need a password to download the files.
You can password protect any file you send. No separate setting up of an FTP space neccessary.
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these web-based Large File Transfer services only send a tiny download link to the recipient's email INbox.
I didn't know about these services, good to know. Even though I like Filezilla, its too impractical to use if working with a completely un-tech savvy customer like say, my mother. Even Dropbox had her confused. A lot of people still only know how to use email so just sending them a download link is perfect for them.

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Great list of these services Heather! I have used YouSendIt, and now Yahoo mail offers a link to use drop.io for large files.
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Hi,

files sent per mail get blown up by 30%-50%.

I send my big files with http://www.click2copy.com

It sends files DIRECTLY to the receiver, i.e. there is no upload to any server. This also means that both parties have to be online.
It sends files with your full upload speed. For very large files this still takes some time, but you can always stop and resume later, which is pretty cool.


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