Almost all email providers limit the size of your attachments to 25 MB. At the very most, you might occasionally stumble across an odd provider that allows up to 50 MB.
Given the size of the files that most people work with these days, it’s a pittance.
The reasons for this limit are complex, but it boils down to speed (larger files are a bigger drag on bandwidth) and restrictions imposed by mail transfer agents (the middlemen who are responsible for getting your message from A to B).
What Options Do You Have?
Luckily, there are lots of tools to bypass the restrictions. For example, if you use Gmail or Outlook, you can use Google Drive or OneDrive, respectively. But what if you don’t use one of the most popular email providers? Well, you could check out SendSpace.
SendSpace is a way to upload and share large files. You do not need to register to use the service, though if you do register, you can benefit from a few extra features. Free users can upload a file up to 300 MB in size. If you’re a premium subscriber, you can upload up to 10 GB, depending on the package you’re paying for.
As long as your files are downloaded once every 30 days, they will remain available forever. SendSpace will delete the file if it is inactive for longer.
How to Send a File With SendSpace
To use SendSpace, head to the service’s homepage and click the Browse button. Select your file and let it upload to SendSpace’s servers. Depending on the size of the file and your internet speed, it could take a few minutes.
When the upload is ready, click on the name of your file to access its download page.
For other people to be able to access the file, you need to share the download page’s URL.
Do you use SendSpace to send large files across the web, or do you rely on an alternative tool? You can leave your recommendations in the comments below.
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