SendThisFile

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SendThisFile
SendThisFile Logo.png
Founded 2003
Headquarters Wichita, Kansas, United States
Key people Aaron Freeman
(Co-Founder and CEO)
Michael Freeman
(Co-Founder and CFO)
Industry SaaS
Products Free, Starter, Pro, Business, Enterprise
Slogan(s) The Trusted File Transfer Service
Website https://www.sendthisfile.com
Alexa rank positive decrease 46,966 (April 2014)[1]

SendThisFile is a managed file transfer service operated by SendThisFile, Inc., which uses cloud computing and 128-bit SSL encryption to enable users to send and receive large data files through the Internet. The company was co-founded in 2003 by CEO Aaron Freeman and his father CFO Michael Freeman.[2] SendThisFile has around 1.5 million users[3] and has transferred over 40 million files.[4]

To use the service the file sender enters the recipient's e-mail address and message into the company’s web form and then uploads the file to the company’s servers. The recipient receives an e-mail notification with a URL download link.[5]

The company provides basic features for free and more advanced features for a monthly recurring fee.[6]

The service acts as a primary alternative to e-mailing large e-mail attachments that are typically restricted by e-mail servers due to their large size. Corporate e-mail servers such as Microsoft Exchange Server allow companies to set limits on employee e-mail attachment sizes and the email sender may receive a non-delivery report as result, signifying that their recipient could not be reached.[7] No-cost hosted email providers such as Gmail will also restrict users file attachment sizes, which are currently set at 25 Megabytes per email.[8] These limits are set by companies to reduce server load which can impact server performance.[9] [10] SendThisFile is also an alternative to FTP, online file storage and the sending of personal storage devices (CDs, DVDs, USB flash drives or Hard Disk Drives) via mail or overnight delivery service.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Sendthisfile.com Site Info". Alexa Internet. Retrieved 2014-04-01. 
  2. ^ Knapp, Adam (2008-02-15). "Sendthisfile.com making big waves". Wichita Business Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  3. ^ Voorhis, Dan (2009-02-05). "5 questions with Aaron Freeman, president of SendThisFile.com". The Wichita Eagle. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  4. ^ "SendThisFIle Homepage". SendThisFile. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  5. ^ "Frequently Asked Questions". SendThisFile. Retrieved 2010-08-24. "Delivery is a three-step process. (1) You upload the file to our server. (2) When uploading is complete, we send an email to the person with whom you want to share the large file. (3) The person sharing your large file clicks on a link in the email, and the download process begins. The only part you will see is Step 1." 
  6. ^ "SendThisFile File Transfer Feature Chart". SendThisFile. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  7. ^ "How to set size limits for messages in Exchange Server". Microsoft Support. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  8. ^ "Maximum attachment size". Google. 2010-02-09. Retrieved 2010-08-24. 
  9. ^ Vara, Vauhini (2007-07-30). "Ten Things Your IT Department Won't Tell You". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 2010-08-24. "Companies cap the amount of data employees can send and store in email for a very simple reason: They want to avoid filling up their servers, and thus slowing them down, says messaging-research firm Osterman Research Inc., of Black Diamond, Wash. And getting your company to increase your email limit can be a convoluted process." 
  10. ^ "Gmail Online Storage Drive". techcloud7. 2013-10-27. 

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