Email is the most common method of sending files. However, email clients have a maximum size limit for files and it is usually up to 10MB per email. It would be inconvenient to “chop” the files into several parts and have the recipient rejoin the files. A better way of sending large files is through an online data storage service.

One way of transferring files online is by sending them over your instant messaging client. While this may be very convenient, especially for people who are always online and use instant messaging as their way of communicating with their clients and colleagues, IM has its limits when it comes to file sizes. You will also have to worry about bandwidth constraints. When using this method for sending files it’s important to make sure that the recipient has the same client installed on their computer. You are also limited to one user per transfer. This can be a hassle especially if you want to share data to a certain number of users.

File hosting enables you to send large files efficiently. Because your files are stored online, you can just send a link to the recipient so they can access your files. This lets the receiver directly download the files they need from you. The link can also be sent to multiple users for sharing. You can set an expiration for the link to protect your data from unauthorized access in the future.

You can enjoy this service with SmartFile. Enhance your business with a reliable online file storage service. Sign up for our free 14-day trial today.

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