If you would like to send a large file to someone over internet, then there are mainly two options. You can either send the file using email attachments or if the file doesn’t comes in maximum attachment limit, you can upload them to an online file sharing storage devices and then share the download links to the recipient.
Lets discuss the popular services that will help you to share large files over the internet without any hassles that too absolutely free.
1) Share The Big Files Using Email
Famous email services like Yahoomail and Gmail are good for email attachments but there is a drawback, by using these email services we cannot attach files more than 25MB. However the recently revamped Hotmail service is best for sharing large files as it lets users send emails as large as 10 GB.
The maximum size of individual file that you can attach to a hotmail email is only 50MB, but you can use a free file-splitter like HJ-Split to break big files into 50MB size parts and attach all the parts to a single email. The recipient can easily join those parts using the same free software.
2) Share The Big Files Without Using Email
The downside with large email attachments is most internet service providers and web-based email programs like gmail, yahoo decline incoming emails which have large size attachments and therefore, if you are sending a big file using email service then the recipients also should use the email services which support large size attachments like hotmail or else chances are more that your email will not get delivered to the recipient.
The best way to share big files without using web-based email services is DropBox. Dropbox is a file hosting service powered by Dropbox inc. which runs on advance cloud computing which enables its users to store and share the files and folders with others across the internet using file synchronization.
Once you installed the Dropbox software on your windows, Mac, or Linux desktop, you can upload unlimited files of any size to the internet (It depends on your Dropbox account, the maximum limit for free users is 2GB) and for any reason if you don’t want to install the Dropbox software you can still upload the files to your Dropbox account using web-based up-loader but here the maximum limit per file will be 300MB.
Another best option is Google Docs, it allows users to upload files of up-to 250MB (any format) and you will get 1GB free storage space to share your files with any one over the internet. you can also buy more space for an average price.