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Send and Receive Large Files with FileSender

Introduction

FileSender is a service that lets you share large files with others in a secure way, whether at Amherst or outside of Amherst. FileSender is a secure, password-protected service and is OK to use for sensitive documents.

Instructions

Instructions: 
  1. Go to https://filesender.amherst.edu/
  2. Click the button Logon, and sign in with your Amherst credentials.
  3. Click the button Browse to find the file that you want to send. Navigate to the file and click the button Open.
  4. Enter the e-mail address(es) you wish to send the file to.
  5. Add a subject and message.
  6. Note and if necessary change the expiry date to download.
  7. Click the button Send.

FileSender will send an e-mail to the addresses you enter that contains a link which give the recipients access to the file. The file itself does not get e-mailed.

FileSender can also send an e-mail to a colleague that contains a link where they can upload a file for you:

  1. Go to https://filesender.amherst.edu/
  2. Click the button Logon, and sign in with your Amherst credentials.
  3. Click on the button Guest Voucher.
  4. Enter the e-mail address(es) you wish to send the file to.
  5. Note and if necessary change the expiry date to download.
  6. Click the button Send Voucher.

Once your colleague uploads the file, you will receive a notification with a link to download the file.

Service Categories

Service Categories: 
Communication & Collaboration

Audience

Audience: 
Students
Faculty
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