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Technology Tip: Send & Receive Large Files

Being able to attach large files to an e-mail to send to someone else is becoming more difficult as organizations place limits on the...
August 30, 2011

PIA National Agency Marketing Guide Extended Edition

Steve AndersonBy Steve Anderson

Being able to attach large files to an e-mail to send to someone else is becoming more difficult as organizations place limits on the size of received e-mails. This problem can arise when trying to send a submission to an underwriter or with a client who needs to send you a picture or large spreadsheet. SendThisFile.com and YouSendIt.com are Web-based services that streamline the process of sending and receiving large files.

Using either service is as easy as entering the recipient's e-mail address into a form, selecting the file you want to send, and clicking the Send button. The recipient receives a link to his or her file via an e-mail message and then clicks on the link to download the file to his or her computer. There are no e-mail attachments and no software to install. There are no file size limits so any file up to 2 gigabytes (a browser limit) can be sent. A free account is available to test the service and for sending a small number of files. (www.sendthisfile.com or www.yousendit.com)

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This article is provided as part of the PIA National Agency Marketing Guide Extended Edition, providing PIA members with practical information throughout the year. If you would like to submit content for consideration, please email PIA National at agencymarketingguide@pianet.org. To read the 2011 Agency Marketing Guide, log onto www.PIAAgencyMarketingGuide.com.