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sinewave
Grafter
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Registered: 17-08-2007

email attachment size limit?

Can anyone remind me if plusnet set a limit for the size of file one can attach to emails? (fyi its going from one plusnet account to another)

TIA
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250MB I believe
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email attachment size limit?

I thought it was 100MB.
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sinewave
Grafter
Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

email attachment size limit?

cool! bigger than I thought.

thanks
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I thought it was 100MB.


Whichever, there are better way of shifting that amount of data than by email attachment.
sinewave
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Posts: 297
Registered: 17-08-2007

email attachment size limit?

re: "better ways".
I'm open to suggestion.
I'm shifting 50MB files of work I'm doing with a friend - they are work-in-progress/see-what-you-think stuff.
We sometimes go via ftp, using our PN webspace, but it can be more hassle that way. (eg upload, tell friend file is available, wait for response, delete from web space)
There's Instant Messenger - but then we both need to be online.

Ideally, I'd like a folder on my desktop (mac based) which I can just drop stuff into, knowing it will appear in a folder on his desktop - and vice versa. A sort of "shared folder" via the net.

I'm sure that's doable but is it easy - is it secure.


tia
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email attachment size limit?

Not sure if it'll work but xp has a place where you can set up a web folder to whic you can send files. It'll also appear in my computer. if you set up the web folder and then both access it then you'll basically have what your after a folder that you can both access.

It uses ftp but basically once you've set it up xp does all that bit automatically and you just use it like a normal folder. You could both create a desktop link to it or possably use the MS Office Briefcase to make sure your both working with the most up to date files.

Thats how I would do it anyway.

It does need one of you share webspace or set some up specifically with this in mind.

A
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Pn do offer file store, us ethis link for more details https://portal.plus.net/services/productivity.html
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Better ways:

Here's 1..
http://www.yousendit.com/
sinewave
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Registered: 17-08-2007

email attachment size limit?

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Pn do offer file store, us ethis link for more details https://portal.plus.net/services/productivity.html


At £5 per 10MB I don't think I'll be bothering with that!!

thanks all the same ;-)
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gm4jjj
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Registered: 30-07-2007

email attachment size limit?

What about a .mac account and use iDisk? - Yes it costs, but there are other benefits like sync and backup.
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What about a .mac account and use iDisk?


Quiet!!!! you are giving away all our secrets :lol:
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Registered: 04-04-2007

email attachment size limit?

www.box.net gives you 1G of space free.
But there is a file size limit on the Free package.

Chilly
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Registered: 30-07-2007

email attachment size limit?

Or run an FTP server on your PC like filezilla which you can password protect access to and then setup a folder to put your files into. Your mate can do the same on their PC and you can then both download / upload files via FTP which is much more effecient than emailing each other and does not involve 3rd parties.

Make sure you do the necessary port fowarding in your routers.