Email has transformed the way we send documents and communicate from afar. It’s quick, convenient and affordable. It is also, without a doubt, one of the most impactful innovations of our lifetime.
But it also comes with one major flaw. As innovative as it may be, emailing large files is still not easy. Email servers place restrictions on the size of a file that can be sent. And even when files fit within the size limits, sending the email can be a slow process that bogs down your entire computer.
So how do you address this weak spot and email large files?
How to work around email for large files
There are a few different ways to email large files, including:
1. Email attachments: Sending the file as an attachment is a more efficient way of emailing large files than putting it in the body of the message. But even attachments have their limits, with most of them capping around 10 MB in size.
2. Multi-part archives: One way to email a large file is to split it up into several smaller pieces and send each piece in a separate email. This gets the file to its destination, but it arrives in fragments, creating confusion and lacking efficiency for the recipient who must then piece together several emails to view one complete file.
3. Free file-sharing service: A free file-sharing service allows you to upload a large file and provides you with a link to the file, which you can then email to your recipient. But these services are often accompanied by display ads, hidden costs and size restrictions.
4. Cloud-based file-sharing software: With Citrix ShareFile, you can email files of up to 100 GB in size in just seconds. And best of all, you can do it from any location, even right from your smartphone or tablet.
It’s easy to see why cloud-based file-sharing software such as ShareFile is the most efficient way to send large files. Simply upload the file in just a few easy steps and grant access to users of your choosing. Files are protected by top of the line security measures, tracked in real time for any modifications and can sync up with your desktop or mobile device.
Sign up for a free 30-day trial of ShareFile, and you’ll be emailing large files in no time.