Big File - How to Email?
June 9, 2010 7:52 PM   Subscribe

I need to email a file that is too big for Gmail. Can you recommend a way to send it?

Googling has brought up a lot of dubious looking websites/services that will send big files. I'd love a recommendation - the file is 30MB. Thanks!
posted by meerkatty to Computers & Internet (21 answers total) 31 users marked this as a favorite
 
Try DropBox
posted by pghjezebel at 7:54 PM on June 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


www.sendthisfile.com
posted by Burhanistan at 7:54 PM on June 9, 2010


I use YouSendIt.com. Never had anything shady happen via that site.
posted by rachaelfaith at 7:54 PM on June 9, 2010


Divshare works great for this. I use it for mixtapes.
posted by jessamyn at 7:56 PM on June 9, 2010


You could split it up in .rar files and send a couple of emails.
posted by TheBones at 7:57 PM on June 9, 2010


sendspace.com
posted by radiosilents at 8:00 PM on June 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


What operating system do the sending and receiving computers use?
posted by Salvor Hardin at 8:01 PM on June 9, 2010


mediafire.com
sendspace.com

I've used both with safety and success.
posted by royalsong at 8:08 PM on June 9, 2010


I use yousendit.com for this type of thing. 100mb limit unless you want to pay,
posted by gnutron at 8:13 PM on June 9, 2010


I actually just send big files over Trillian, via AIM. I just zip them and use the "send file" feature. It takes like 20 minutes to send a 50 MB file, and both people have to be online at the same time, but it works like a charm.
posted by Slinga at 8:40 PM on June 9, 2010 [1 favorite]


Seconding DropBox, if the person on the receiving end is cool with installing the program on their computer too - ideal if it's someone you plan on sending a lot of big files to. It's a neat thing.
posted by wondermouse at 8:47 PM on June 9, 2010


Seconding DropBox, if the person on the receiving end is cool with installing the program on their computer too

There's no need for the recipient to install anything to receive the file. You just throw it into your Public folder, and then they can download the file from the URL.
posted by thisjax at 8:58 PM on June 9, 2010


I also used yousendit extensively without any issue.
posted by ddaavviidd at 9:01 PM on June 9, 2010


Metafilter to the rescue again. Email file was perfectly send with yousendit, though the others I have all bookmarked for future use as well. Thank you!
posted by meerkatty at 9:11 PM on June 9, 2010


*perfectly sent, rather. It is obviously late and I'm exhausted from the hours of work that just went into this file that's too goddamn big. You soothed me tonight, Mefites. Now I shall sleep.
posted by meerkatty at 9:12 PM on June 9, 2010


Is the file going to be too big for him to receive via regular email?
posted by JohnnyGunn at 9:35 PM on June 9, 2010


JohnnyGunn, with yousendit they will only receive a link to the file that is hosted online, so there should not be any problem with the size.
posted by ddaavviidd at 6:37 AM on June 10, 2010


I like drop.io much better than any of the others mentioned.
posted by ocherdraco at 7:15 AM on June 10, 2010 [1 favorite]


Cloudapp is new but has some pretty awesome features that I love. Easy upload with shortcuts (or drag and drop).
posted by ghostpony at 10:35 AM on June 10, 2010


I share a folder with people via Dropbox.com .... This way, me and the person get 250 mb of free space.
posted by yoyoceramic at 5:00 PM on June 10, 2010


I very much like drop.io, very simple file sharing service. It just gives you a link to send in email, you can password protect it and a number of other things.
posted by Canageek at 6:38 PM on June 10, 2010


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