How to send large files

August 28, 2006

Have you ever tried to send a large file as an email attachment?

Sending email attachments of any size these days is a big issue. There is the whole virus thing — because many viruses are transmitted as email attachments, and most people delete attachments from unknown senders — or they should. Also, many people use email services that limit the size of their inbox.

Luckily, there are plenty of services that can send large files for free or for fairly low fees.

Listen to my podcast, and here are their names and the basic details.

Leapfile.com (up to 1 GB for $18/mo)
YouSendIt.com (up to 100 MB for free)
DropLoad.com (up to 100 MB for free)
DropSend.com (up to 250 MB free, other plans for a fee for bigger files and encryption)
SendThisFile.com (up to 200 MB for $3/mo, encryption)
MediaMax.com (up to 25 MB for free)

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