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Emailing large files is difficult. Most providers limit the space for attachments so that several hundred MB, 1 GB or even larger units cannot be sent. This problem can be avoided with the Droppy service - and the storage space provided by the e-mail provider can be kept free. Because via Droppy you can send up to 50 files with a total size of up to 5 GB for free. The recipients can be notified by email and then have 5 days for the download. You can find details below.
Droppy: Send up to 5 GB for free, without registration
The Swiss provider for sending large files and collections of data offers various tariffs (see below) - and the “Basic” tariff is not only free, it also does not require registration. The whole thing works up to 50 files and 5 GB of storage space without a user account and without logging in. The storage time is 5 days. During this time, those people you send the download link to will have time to download the material you have uploaded. There is an SSL encryption; but features of fee-based tariffs such as password protection, your own page design and your own URL and others are no longer applicable.
Other upload services for large files
- WeTransfer - Send 2 GB for free via Mac app
- FileMail - Load 50 GB for free for up to 7 days
- Firefox Send - Upload 2,5 GB protected and limited
Send up to 14 GB per transfer with droppy.ch
As mentioned above, droppy.ch has several tariffs with different features and offers. A maximum of 14 GB can be uploaded per transfer (with up to 140 files each). There is also a password for protection, more storage time and optional encryption in the form of SSL and AES Encrypt. I have summarized the details in the following table - you will also find the offers here .
|Max. Size / files||5GB / 50||7GB / 70||14GB / 140|
|Storage time||5 days||7 days||14 days|
|Own url and design||✘||✔︎||✔︎|
|SSL encryption||yes, through donations||for a surcharge of 3 sFr||in the AES bundle for an additional charge of 5 SFr|
|AES Encrypt||✘||✘||in an SSL bundle for an additional charge of 5 SFr|
|Price / month||0,00 sFr (0,00 €)||9,00 sFr (8,25 €)||19,00 sFr (17,45 €)|
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