Gmail for sending big files
viksoe.dk – GMail Drive shell extension. I’ve had two requests for this in the last week. Basically, what’s the easiest way to send a big file over the Internet that mail systems can’t handle.
Here’s the easiest way I’ve found:
# Get a Gmail account. It stores up to 1GB of stuff
# Compose a message and attach the huge files, but DON’T SEND IT
# Now send the gmail account and password to the other person
# They can now login, see the big mail and copy it down.
Gmail limits what you can send, but not what you can store.
If you do it a lot, you can also use utilities like Gmail Drive, to make Gmail look like a hard drive on on your desktop, this stuffs each folder into a separate email on gmail so it is neater.