Quick Tip:
An Easy, Fast … and Safe … Way to Send Large Files

Sending huge files to clients is a normal part of being a graphic designer. And if you have accepted one of the Bootcamp Job Fair Challenges, you'll probably need to send one very soon.

The problem, though, is that many Internet Service Providers block large files … so potential clients might not receive what you send. And if they do, you run the risk of tying up the clients' email for a long time with your huge file – even if they have high-speed Internet access.

The solution is to send your file to what's known as an FTP site. Once the file is on the FTP site, your client can go online and download it at his convenience … without tying up his email.

YouSendIt.com is a free (for files up to 100 MB) resource for this. If you need to send larger files, you can subscribe to the service for as little as $4.99 per month.

Uploading files is easy. Once your file is uploaded to the YouSendIt.com site, they send your recipient an email (which you can customize) telling him you have uploaded the file for him to download.

Visit YouSendIt.com to view their various plans and learn how this great resource can solve a vexing problem for you … while making you look more professional to your clients.

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Published: November 16, 2006

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