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Stop Stressing Over Large Email Attachments

Written by on September 20, 2012 in Product - No comments

We have all encountered it. Trying to send a large file through email only to be disappointed later when you find out that your client did not receive your email. It may have bounced, or triggered the dreaded file size limitation error. Now you have to figure out how to get the document to its destination — by tomorrow. So, you may have to resort to forking out extra money for overnight delivery to ensure it arrives. If you’re lucky enough to send the email, there may still be other consequences for sending large files as email attachments. What if your email put your recipient’s mailbox over quota, preventing them from receiving other messages? Or what about yourself? Your email might put your own mailbox over quota.

Fortunately, there is a solution sending large files to your clients and colleagues which allows you to avoid these problems and make sure your files get to your destination safely and securely. The ShareFile Outlook Plug-in allows you to insert links to your files, upload and send new files, and request files directly from Microsoft Outlook.  Once downloaded, this tool can be linked directly to your account by entering your user name, password, and account subdomain in the set up window.  Forget about the hassle of trying to email large files.

Additionally, you can choose for all attachments to be sent via ShareFile rather than your internal e-mail server. This way you can eliminate the worry of exceeded email quotas. If you have files attached to your email through the regular Outlook attachment option, ShareFile has a button (Convert to ShareFile) that will change the attachment to a ShareFile link.

We also have features to help non-Outlook users send large files via email. For more information, contact our support team at 1-800-441-3453 x2 or support@sharefile.com. Our team is happy to help you lessen the burden of large email attachments.

About the Author

Jennifer Smith (@jen_smith1) is a community manager at Citrix with experience in event management, content creation and social media management. She joined the ShareFile team in 2010 and is a board member of the company’s community service organization, SHARE.