There are times when you may want to send a file which you would want many people to download, but there are limitation with different email services on the size and file type which you can send via email, as for example you can not send a exe file via gmail or any other file of different file type or extension cannot be sent via gmail if they are more than 25Mb in size.
As an alternative there are many ways to send big files on internet, you can read about them here, here or you can do big files transfer for free on internet if you have a free Hotmail or live account using sky drive, read on how to do it here. Today we will tell you how to send file on internet via email using dropbox
Sending A File Link Via Dropbox [ Its Actually Sending a Link Then A File ]
As per me the best way to send a big file to many people so that they all can download it, can be easily done using dropbox server. If you don’t know about dropbox – you should know that it is one of the best cloud based storage online which you can use for free. It is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. This means that any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, phones and even the Dropbox website.
The maximum file size you can upload on dropbox is 300 MB for free account, The free Dropbox account comes with 2GB of space that you can use for as long as you like. Need more than 2GB of space? They offer Pro plans up to 100GB to meet all your sync and sharing needs, see them here
Sharing or Sending File Link To Download Via Dropbox
1. Firstly create a free account on dropbox, download the dropbox free windows, mac and linux supported utility from this page
2. When you install the software it will ask you to create a free dropbox account, once you have created the account you can sign in or upload file – if you want to know how to upload a file on dropbox you can read this tutorial here
Note: But make sure you upload this file on public folder, so that anyone can download the file you shared without requiring to create a dropbox account.
3. Now once the file which you wanted to send via email or via internet, you just need to know the direct link to download the same file so that anyone could download the same file without even requiring to create a dropbox account. They just need the direct link to download the file.
or on windows you can just navigate to dropbox >> public folder under my documents as shown in the image below.
4. Now you just need to send the link, via email or any other way like chat or sms to the person which you want to download that file.