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    Thumbs up HOW EMAIL BIG .AVI MOVIE FILES?

    Anyone know how to send big movie files via email, or some other program too big for hotmail or yahoo, etc? .AVI files., tnx bill

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    There are a number of ways to do this if they are too big for email account limits. The best way, IMO, is to set up a temp FTP server with something like Serv-U, and then tell your friend to use either an FTP client or even just a browser to get the files.

    There are other ways, as well. there was recent thread on this with heaps of ideas in - I'll see if I can find it.

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    Found it here.

    One idea I haven't tried but looks really interesting is the link that Redwolf posted in that thread. Might juts be exactly what you need.

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    FTP or sneaker netting a CD is the best way if the AVI file is large (over 1MB).

    A lot of ISPs set a maximum mailbox limit on e-mail accounts. Some are low like 1MB while some people are lucky enough to have 10 or 20MB.

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    I recommend FTP as well. Perhaps you could just IRC DCC the file to one another?

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    how about snail mail a CD
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    Poor newby has no cd-rw, and dont know what irc dcc or ftp is help! Newbies need love too

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    FTP sounds like the best idea. I used to do this before I got Broadband to share large files with friends.
    FTP stands for file transfer protocol - it's just a name for the way in which you can transfer files to and from web sites or web space.
    Your ISP (internet service provider) should have provided you with some free web space to use when you signed up - check your ISP's home page for details.
    You can use this free web space to upload your large files using an FTP program. There are a few free ones around. Type in "free FTP software" in a search engine such as Google to find them.
    All you need to do is set up the software with the address of your web space (which your ISP will give to you), your username and password then you can transfer your files to your web space. Your friends can then download the files to their computers by browsing to your web space.
    One thing to note: once your files are on the web, anyone can have access to them. If you want to restrict access, you can set up a password for your web space (again your ISP should allow you to do this) and you can give your friends the access password.

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    i am still lost, isnt there easy way to send big files, or do i need to get a writer?

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    I guess you answered your own question, dude. BTW, thanks for that info Eraserhead. That's something I didn't know and will surely look into.
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    Originally posted by mickwish
    There are a number of ways to do this if they are too big for email account limits. The best way, IMO, is to set up a temp FTP server with something like Serv-U, and then tell your friend to use either an FTP client or even just a browser to get the files.

    There are other ways, as well. there was recent thread on this with heaps of ideas in - I'll see if I can find it.

    Cheers
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    billniceguy hes said it right there, you can't email, only ftp it
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    FTP is the way to go. It is actually pretty simple, but even easier is to use an instant messenger like ICQ or the like, or NetMeeting and use Remote Desktop Sharing (be sure to turn it off when you're done!).

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    Yahoo Messenger has a file transfer function but I don't know if it has a size limit.

    Sorry, I just read the Yahoo info and it is limited to 1.5mb
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    Just break the file up using Outlook Express.

    ....or you can use Yahoo! Messenger file sharing, as that has no file size limit.

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    Bill, as long as you haven't got certain ports blocked on your connection (or your friend's connection), the little app called Basic File Transfer Utility which I mentioned earlier will do the job very easily and efficiently.

    I have tried it, and it is very easy to set up and run, and can even have (very basic) password protection.

    If you can't work it out, PM me or start a new thread, as it would be quite simple to walk you through using it.

    Can be downloaded from here

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    You could split it up into 2549953584321542315 individual zip files and e-mail 1 or 2 a day, should be able to get it to him in a few years.

    Seriously, FTP is the way to do this. E-mail was not made for transferring large files and doesn't do it well at all.
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    yes,like the us postal mail carrys medium sized boxes and letters, thats what u call e-mail in sort a way, and for big packages we use FEDEX & UPS, and thats called FTP, get it, i made it simple as can be
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    I think I broke my IQ. After having read that, my IQ fell SO quickly that I didn't have a chance to catch it before it shattered on the floor. Help.

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    LMAO!!!!

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    Why go through the whole hassle of setting up an FTP site (most ISP's strictly cap the amount of space that comes with the account) when all he has to do is use Outlook Express or Yahoo! file sharing? Way easier....and faster.

    At the very least you can use Personal Web Server which is virtually the same as traditional FTP except that the files will be hosted by your own machine. Saves you the hassle of uploading to a site.
    Last edited by mpc; July 22nd, 2003 at 04:50 AM.

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