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How to send large files via email

Sending large files via email can be challenging due to file size limitations imposed by email providers. However, there are several alternative methods you can use to send large files:

  1. Use cloud storage services: Upload the file to a cloud storage service such as Google Drive, Dropbox, or Microsoft OneDrive. Once uploaded, you can share a download link to the file in your email. Recipients can then download the file directly from the cloud storage. 
  2. File compression: Compress the large file into a smaller archive format such as ZIP or RAR. Most operating systems have built-in tools for compressing files. After compressing the file, attach the compressed archive to your email. 
  3. File transfer services: There are various online file transfer services designed specifically for sending large files. Examples include WeTransfer, Send Anywhere, and Filemail. These services allow you to upload your file and generate a link that you can share with the recipient via email. The recipient can then download the file directly from the service's website. 
  4. FTP (File Transfer Protocol): If you and the recipient have access to an FTP server, you can upload the file to the server and provide the recipient with the necessary login details. The recipient can then use an FTP client to download the file. 
  5. Peer-to-peer file sharing: If you need to send a large file to someone in close proximity or on the same local network, you can use peer-to-peer (P2P) file sharing tools such as BitTorrent or local file-sharing features available in some operating systems. These methods allow for faster file transfers within the same network.

When using any of these methods, it's essential to consider the security and privacy of your files. If the file contains sensitive or confidential information, ensure that you use secure file transfer methods and protect the file with appropriate encryption or password protection.

Remember to inform the recipient about the method you used to share the file and provide any necessary instructions or passwords if applicable.