If you regularly work with clients, you’ll occasionally get files which even your professional email can’t cope with. I’m particularly thinking of the client who sent 300MB in 15 mins and blocked our email server for the best part of an afternoon - that was fun!
For many email providers, large files will simply get knocked back as undelivered. You still need to get the file so what do you do?
There are a few different options:
- Set up a secure FTP transfer file. Not great for the non-techies though.
- Break it into chunks. So if it’s 10 hi-res pictures, get them to send them on individual emails rather than one big one.
- Use a shared workspace. Might require client log in and not all of these are secure – especially the free ones.
- Use a service specifically designed for large files.
We’d recommend using a service – it has the added bonus of allowing you to use a widget on your website for clients to drag and drop files into.
There are a few different ones out there, your main concerns are speed and security: