How to send heavy files via email

How to send heavy files via email

At work you have been asked to send, by e-mail, a very important file. Unfortunately, however, you are having problems performing this task, as the attachment you need to send far exceeds the upload limits set by the main e-mail accounts. You urgently need to send this file to an email address and you do not want to transfer the content of the emails to a USB stick, as you do not have the possibility to personally meet the recipient of the file in person. You are therefore looking for an alternative solution that will allow you to send this large file to the recipient’s email address.

Have you clicked on my guide because you are hoping for my help, knowing my experience in the field of technology? Well if things are just like that, you’ll be happy to know that I can help you. There are in fact several very practical solutions that will allow you to send a large file to an e-mail address, through very simple procedures.

In this tutorial, in fact, I will explain how to send heavy files via email, explaining how to use some third-party services that allow the sending of a large file. If you do not know, even the main services of Webmail, offer integrated tools for sending files of full-bodied megabytes; it’s all about knowing how to use them. During this tutorial we will also address this particular case study together. Are you ready to start? Sit down comfortably and take a few minutes of free time, pay the utmost attention to the instructions that I will provide you and you will see that you will succeed in carrying out the task assigned to you without any kind of difficulty. Let it bet? I wish you a good read.

How to send heavy files via email by WeTransfer

How to send heavy files via email


One of the best known third-party services that allows you to send large files to an e-mail address is WeTransfer. If you have never heard of it, know that it is a great online service that allows sending files with a maximum size of 2 GB.

The service in question can be used for free even without registration, while taking into account some limitations in the free version. Just as an example, the link generated by the free WeTransfer version will remain active only for a maximum duration of 7 days; at the end of this deadline, the file sent will be deleted from the server and will therefore not be available for download. The limitation of which I spoke to you is removable through the subscription of the WeTransfer Plus service, whose cost is € 120 for an annual subscription or € 12 for a monthly subscription.

Subscription subscription is still completely optional, so you can also choose to use the free version of WeTransfer; you will still be able to send a large file.

To send a file, using WeTransfer, open the browser that you usually use to browse the Internet and connected to the official website of the service.

If this is your first time using this website, you will be given all the possibilities offered by the WeTransfer Plus paid version; but if you do not want to use them, press on “Take me to the free version” to start using the service without paying.

At this point, once you have pressed the Accept button to accept the terms of service you can send a file by pressing the Add file button and then selecting from your computer.

Now all you have to do is fill in all the text fields including Send an email to e Your e-mail, in which you must indicate, respectively, the recipient’s e-mail address and your e-mail address. If you wish, before pressing the Transfer button, you can type in an accompanying message in the dedicated text field.

At this point you just have to wait for the WeTransfer service to upload the file on the server and send it to the recipient you indicated. The recipient of your message will receive an email regarding the availability of the file at his email address.

To download it you must press the Download files from the email button and then press the Download button on the Web page related to the Transfer service. The download can be done even without registering for the service.

How to send heavy files via email by JumboMail

How to send heavy files via email

Among the best online services that allow the sending of large files to an email address is undoubtedly JumboMail. You can use it if you want to upload a large file within your server; will allow you to send an email to the recipient with a link that will allow you to download it.

The JumboMail service is free and can also be used without registration for sending files up to 20 GB. However, you can register and create a free account; it will be possible to take advantage of some additional features, including adding the recipient to an online address book.

There is also a paid version of JumboMail which, called Pro, has a cost of € 11 per month or € 110 per year. Among the main features of the Pro version there is the possibility to archive files having a maximum storage space of 250 GB. The paid version is however completely optional. To send a large file you can take advantage of the service in a completely free.

To use it open the browser that you usually use to surf the Internet and connected to the official JumboMail website. Through the home page of the site, and therefore also without registration, first indicates, in the text field A, the email address of the recipient. In the text field Your email enter your email address, in the text field Subject insert the subject of the message and customize the body of the text by writing a personalized message, typing it in the text field Write here. Then press the Next button.

At this point, through the next screen, you can start uploading the file or files you want to send to the recipient; just drag all the documents in the box you will see on the screen or press the Add files or Folder buttons. Then wait for the uploading and uploading of the files and, once finished, press the send button. You will be notified of the sending of the message and of the files you have uploaded.

The recipient of your message will receive an email from the JumboMail service and will have to press the File Download button to view it. Then, to download it from the Internet site, you will have to press the Upload button. When the file has actually been downloaded by the recipient, the sender will receive a confirmation email from JumboMail that will confirm the download, indicating also the expiration date of the same.

How to send heavy files via email by Files2U

How to send heavy files via email

Among the Internet sites that I want to advise you to use to send a large file there is the File2U site that, despite its user interface in English, is absolutely worth considering for sending multiple large files.

Using this website is a bit more complicated than the other online services I mentioned to you, so pay attention to the instructions that I will provide you in the following lines.

Before using it, please note that this website allows you to send files to a maximum of three email addresses and that the maximum file size should be 3 GB; the files will also be deleted after only 48 hours from sending. To use this service it is not necessary to register and you can use it completely free of charge.

If you wish to send files using this service, open the browser you usually use to browse the Internet and go to the official File2u website. From the page that will open you must first fill out all the text fields you will see on the screen: in the text fields Your First Name and Your Last Name indicates your name and surname, in the text field Your Email adress indicates your address email. Using the Recipient Email text field, type the addresses or email address to which you want to send the message. In the case of multiple recipients, separate the email addresses with a comma. The message to be associated with the file sent must be written in the Message text field.

Then choose if you want to receive an email notification when the recipient or recipients have downloaded the file sent, choosing between the item Yes or No in the drop-down menu Notify when download occurs?

Then accept the terms of use of the service by choosing the item Yes, I agree you can see in the drop-down menu Agree to the terms and conditions? And then choose if you want to subscribe to the newsletter by choosing Yes or No under the Subscribe to FileCatalyst Updates entry.

To send the files click on the Upload Files button and then press the Use Basic Uploader button to avoid installing the additional FileCatalyst TransferAgent plugin. You can simply drag the file to be loaded into the Drop Files here! Text field, or load it by pressing the Choose file button. Once the files have been imported, press the Start upload button to upload the file to the server and send it to the recipient.

At the end of the uploading and sending procedure, the recipient will receive an e-mail message from File2U indicating a link and a PIN that will allow the download of the file. To download the file you will then need to click on the link received in the email and type in the text field the PIN that will be provided in the same.

How to send heavy files via email by Webmail

How to send heavy files via email

The third-party solutions that I have provided to send heavy files in you seem too complicated? In this case then it is good that you know that even the main services of Webmail allow you to take advantage of some cloud storage services, which are already integrated and ready to use for sending large files.

Just to give you an example, by sending an email through Microsoft’s Webmail service, Outlook, you can choose to upload a large file, importing it from Google Drive, One Drive, Box, Dropbox or Facebook. To take advantage of this integrated functionality just press the button to send a new email and then press the button with the symbol of a paper clip; you will be able to select the cloud storage service through which to import the file. The document can be sent as a copy, or as a link to the cloud storage service.

How to send heavy files via email

A really similar procedure can be done using Gmail as a Webmail service. In this case, however, the integrated cloud storage service for sending large files is Google Drive. Then click on the button to send a new email and then on the button with the Google Drive symbol. In the event that the file is large, it will be sent as a link that will refer to the cloud storage service.