by David Strom

Sending large files as email attachments is a big pain in the neck. Some email services place a limit on their size, and if you have a bunch of photos or a video or a large PowerPoint presentation, you will quickly find out what this limit is and get a message saying the file can’t be sent that way. So what are your choices?

If you own your own domain, you can transfer the file to your own Web site using something called FTP or SCP and have your correspondent transfer it back to their computer that way. You can make use of Google Docs or something similar that can share Office-type documents, including PowerPoint presentations, spreadsheets and Word documents. If you and your recipient have accounts on the same Instant Message service you can send files that way too. These are all good methods, but your correspondent may not want to use them, and they require some coordination.
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