How to Send Large Files Over the Internet

Filemail is the easiest way to send large files to other people. Our slick Apps and blazing fast cloud infrastructure makes it super quick to send mammoth 100 GB files from any device - to any device. Millions of people use the free version every year - while tens of thousands of companies have branded and customized Filemail to suit their workflow perfectly without breaking their budget.

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How to Send Large Files Over the Internet

Click here if you want to send files to an email address

Click here to upload files to a private URL which you can distribute to yourself

Type in the email address of the recipient

Your email address

Type in Subject (optional)

You can also type in a Message to the recipient (optional)

Click here to add files

Click here to add folders

You can also drag'n'drop files here

Send as email

Send as link

To (email)

From (email)



Drop files/folders here

Once you have composed the message and picked the files - click the paper plane button to start the transfer.

You can send files to an email address or generate a private link which you can later share with others (e.g. using Messenger, Skype, Slack and other apps).

Fill in recipient's email address. Optionally add subject and message for the transfer - these will appear in the email that is sent to recipient.

Click the plus button to add files to your transfer.


The advantage of FTP is that is an old and established technology. There are major downsides though. Data is often transferred unencrypted unless SFTP or FTPS is set up. It is relatively slow since it is reliant on a single TCP connection that gets very slow over high latency networks. Also - there is no integrity check of the data being sent, meaning that there is a real risk of data corruption when sending huge files.

Send big files securely
Send large files securely


WeTransfer has a super nice design and is very easy to use. However - you can only send 2 GB with the free account and 20 GB with a paid account. WeTransfer has no Desktop apps - and the service is also missing integrity checks when transferring files. Furthermore - WeTransfer should not be used to send sensitive data and it should definitely not be used at a workplace since WeTransfer does not do any Virus Scanning of files being sent. Think twice before the next time you download files from WeTransfer - it's might very well be a virus infecting your entire workplace.

Send large files securely

Google Drive, Dropbox, OneDrive etc.

These cloud storage solutions are now the de-facto standard of storing and working with files. The advantage is that they are available through the cloud on all your devices - and you don't have to think about backups. It's a great way of handling your own files - but it's far from the best way of sharing files with others. You have to keep track yourself of who you have shared files/folders with - meaning that you also need to the tedious task of removing access. Furthermore - these solutions offer no branding/customization options. They are also slow (when dealing with files > 10 GB) - and they also have very limited anti virus solutions in place.

Transfer large files securely using Filemail

Signiant and Accelion

These corporate file transfer services has one thing going for them - transfer speed. They send files using their own UDP based proprietary transfer protocols - which might be faster than alternatives when sending files across large geographical distances. The downsides of these solutions is that they have user interfaces seemingly made in 1997 and they are extremely expensive. PS - Filemail also offers a UDP based transfer protocol which in benchmarks has been shown to be faster than both Signiant and Accelion.

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