If this problem hasn't hit you yet... it will.
With ever-increasing popularity of sharing home-videos, mp3 audios, and other large files online, actually transferring those files to your customers, friends, and family presents a problem.
Most email systems limit size of files you can send, and often completely restrict some file types, such as .exe, from passing through their email servers.
Most computer geeks say, "Just ftp it to your server and I'll download it from Web."
Unfortunately, that solution often proves too much of a hassle, and actually rates impossible for those without ftp access to a website and knowledge to use it.
To solve this problem, a new breed of website file transfer service has emerged to help technically or time- challenged masses share their huge files online.
** http://www.YouSendIt.com **
I discovered this website as most people discover new sites, I saw someone else using it.
A friend wanted to send me a 10MB "zip" file while he traveled from San Francisco to Boise.
He couldn't use his ftp program to upload it to Web, and his ISP wouldn't let him send such a huge file.
So, he logged on to www.yousendit.com and completed a 4-step process.
(1) He entered my email address, (2) chose file he wanted to send by browsing his hard drive, (3) entered his email and typed in a brief message, and (4) clicked "send" button.
The service uploaded file to web and sent me an email message with a link to download file from their website.
After I downloaded file, I clicked a link to delete file from their server.
If I didn't bother to click that link, server would automatically delete file after 7 days.
A few things make this service unique.
First, it allows you to send files without forcing you to register as a user; it's totally anonymous.
Second, it allows you to send up to a 1 gigabyte file.
This enables you to send virtually anything you can think of to anyone with an email address and Internet connection.