Top Services to Send Large Files via Email

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This is metaphorical, and these services do all the lifting when you send large files via email using them. Voyagerix/Depositphotos.com

Using a file transfer service, you can send large files via email—files several GB in size, way too big to be sent as regular attachments.

Sending Files via Email Is Easy; Sending Large Files via Email Is… Umm… Impossible?

You can send any file as an attachment to anybody via email.

Any file? Yes, any file that meets the size restrictions of both your email provider and the recipient's.

If you have wrestled in frustration with transferring large files, like sending an entire movie you made or the latest batch of holiday photos, try these large file services and tools that make sending GB-large files by email not only almost as easy as attaching but also fast and secure.

Let us examine the best services that let you send large files via email, their limitations (often file size or number of deliveries by month), and their file sending features.

SendThisFile - Service for Sending Large Files via Email
SendThisFile - Service for Sending Large Files via Email. SendThisFile, Inc.

SendThisFile lets you send files with no size limit via email for free (with limited speed and a 6-day pick-up limit). Paid accounts offer many amenities and can be used to send and receive large files in a branded manner through a website, for example, or using an Outlook plug-in. SendThisFile does incorporate secure transfer and storage (using AES-256 encryption), but no virus scanning. More »

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Filemail - Service for Sending Large Files via Email
Filemail - Service for Sending Large Files via Email. Filemail AS.

Filemail not only lets you send files up to 30 GB via email (paid accounts have no size limit), recipients can download not only in the browser but also via FTP and BitTorrent. Paid Filemail accounts come with amenities such as Outlook add-ons, password protection, or a branded site that lets users send you files of unlimited size. More »

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Dropsend - Service for Sending Large Files via Email
Dropsend - Service for Sending Large Files via Email. Dropsend

DropSend sends up to 5 GB for free to any email address in very simple a manner. Various levels of paid service offer more and more frills, GB (up to 8) for sending and eventually file encryption as well. More »

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WeTransfer - Service for Sending Large Files via Email
WeTransfer - Service for Sending Large Files via Email. WeTransfer

WeTransfer is a simple and stylishly attractive means of sending files via email up to 2 GB (free) or 20 GB (paid accounts). Even for free, you can send unlimited files to up to 20 recipients; password protection is available only using WeTransfer Plus, though. More »

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TransferNow - Service for Sending Large Files via Email
TransferNow - Service for Sending Large Files via Email. Transfernow.net

TransferNow allows you to send files up to 4 GB (5 GB with registration) in a no-frills manner. Downloads will be available for a generous 15 days, and you can protect them with a password, but TransferNow offers little convenience features more. More »

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MailBigFile is a fast and simple way to send large files (up to 2 GB for free) to a single email recipient. Paid, professional versions allow for larger files (up to 20 GB) and more downloads as well as secure connections, and apps. More »

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SEND6 lets you send and track files up to 50 MB easily without registering, but you can opt for registered and paid accounts including secure connections, online storage, an address book and branding, too.​ More »

TransferBigFiles.com makes it easy to deliver larger files (up to 20 GB; 30 MB for free) to email recipients, and the files can even be protected with a password. Unfortunately, files sent through TransferBigFiles.com for free are available to be downloaded by the recipient for a mere five days.​ More »

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Your Web-Based Email Service

Many an email service includes a way to send large files via email. This is typically very convenient and often not different that sending a file as a traditional attachment. You can send big files using