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4 Popular Large File Transfer Methods With Big Deficiencies

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Aug 16, 2018 @ 11:28 PM

This post was originally published on June 2013 but was last updated on August 16, 2018.

Overview

Sending someone multi-megabyte or even gigabyte-sized files is getting more common these days. For example, in our Help Desk, it's normal to receive a zip file of log data of over 100MB. While it might seem this is just a highly specialized case that's only common in the tech business, it's not.

A single high resolution image can already run up to a few megabytes, while a regular video can easily exceed 50MB. We often use videos and images in our Power Point presentations and other files, so media file attachments of these types can be pretty common. 

The problem is, people often resort to solutions that aren't suitable for sending large files, especially in an enterprise environment. Email, which is the most common way of sending files, is not suitable for this. So are other methods many people unwisely use at work for sharing really big files; files that are even much larger than a gigabyte. 

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Topics: Email Large Files, FTP, Cloud Computing, Accelerated File Transfer

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 4

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 22, 2015 @ 02:34 AM


Overview

We're now in the last leg of our 4-part series on how to send large files through email. We wrap up this series by showing you how to configure your MFT server so that users can send large files via email without having to install an Outlook plugin (see Part 3), let alone use MS Outlook at all. Instead, your users will be able to login to your server through their favorite Web browser and email large files from there.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 3

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Tue, Jan 20, 2015 @ 02:58 AM


Overview

Welcome to Part 3 of our tutorial on sending large files through email. Last time, we walked you through the steps of setting up the ad hoc file transfer service on JSCAPE MFT Server. Today, we'll move on to the client side and show you how to set up the ad hoc file transfer plugin for MS Outlook. With this plugin, your users will be able to conduct large files transfers within the familair interface of Outlook.

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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email - Part 2

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 18, 2015 @ 02:38 AM


Overview

We now proceed with Part 2 of our tutorial on sending large files by email. In Part 1, we introduced you to a secure, reliable, and efficient method of sending big files through trusty old email. We called that method ad hoc file transfer. Today, we start getting technical as we show you how to set up the ad hoc file transfer service on your JSCAPE MFT Server. This won't take long, so just sit back, scroll down, and discover the handful of settings that will free your users from the file size limitations of email.


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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Through Email

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Thu, Jan 15, 2015 @ 05:28 AM


Overview

This is the first of what I expect to be a 4-part series of posts detailing how you can send large files through email. Here in Part 1, we'll talk about the motivations of doing it and the limitations of most email services. We'll also give you an overview of a method that will allow you to circumvent those limitations. A method that is most suited for businesses, where large file attachments must be sent securely, reliably, and efficiently.

 



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Topics: Ad-Hoc File Transfers, JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Secure File Transfer, Email Large Files

How To Send Large Files Over The Internet

Posted by John Carl Villanueva on Sun, Jan 11, 2015 @ 09:22 PM


Overview

In this post, we'll talk about the best options for sending large files over the Internet. We'll discuss which scenarios each of these options are most suited for. We'll also tackle the major considerations when sending out certain files. Who knows? You just might be using the wrong tool for the job.   

 

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Topics: JSCAPE MFT Server, Managed File Transfer, Fast File Transfer, Email Large Files