What is the largest file you can send over the Internet securely?

Sending large files via email

You’ve probably noticed that most email servers refuse attachments that are over a certain size. Even if you’re using Gmail or other popular email hosts, message size is limited. For example, Gmail only allows message sizes up to 25MB and Outlook only allows message sizes to reach 10MB. And even if your provider does allow big files to be sent, the recipient’s host may not and the email will get rejected. So what is the best solution when it comes to securely transfer large files over the internet?

Finding Alternative Solutions
If you use popular email services, you may get an automatic notice when a file is too big with a suggested alternative of cloud services. Google Drive, OneDrive or DropBox are certainly handy options and are often considered an easy solution to send large files over the internet. Whether you’re attempting to send large Photoshop or Illustrator files, blueprints, videos, or other extremely large files, it can be tempting to go for free storage solutions such as Google Drive, OneDrive or Dropbox. These options let you share the file for free with someone, without having to use file compression software or a file transfer protocol, and with just a link sent to their email address, the recipient can click and download the file to their own computer. Unfortunately, these sharing services aren’t the safest option.

Popular Does Not Mean Best
While using cloud storage file sharing links are popular, they leave you vulnerable to hackers as the files are sitting in storage and the hacker can download the files themselves. If the files aren’t stored carefully and with proper permissions, if that is even an option, the files could be available for the taking. Sending a file should be just that, once it has arrived at its destination, it should be removed from storage.

The problem is, hackers know that large files are typically more important and contain a lot of data, so they purposely seek them out on the internet. Hackers know that large files often contain personally identifiable information, financial data, and much more. When you use a storage service it often gives you the option of sharing your files “easily” which also means not securely, because it will almost always require some form of a link that you need to share. The problem is, unless that link has an expiration date and that expiration is actually set, that file is vulnerable to hacking, which is exactly what the bad guys do. 

By using SENT, you are transferring the files. That means they aren’t available once they are sent to your recipient or expire, we delete every morsel of the files. The risk of exposure evaporates and this is a far superior way for moving large files and you don’t have to worry about cleaning up.

The Secure Solution – Every Time
There are a multitude of file sending solutions out there, but security is often an afterthought, if at all. When you are sending your files, you want a secure and affordable file transfer solution that can handle the largest file created without ever compromising security. For that reason, the answer is SENT.
The alternatives are not a secure option. All of those have had documented security incidents that left user files vulnerable. So while they seem like a viable option to send large files, they are definitely not one to consider if you want to get your files safely.

Choose SENT
When you use SENT, there is no limit to how big your files can be. It is the most secure file transfer solution on the planet with absolutely no limit to file size ever. Whatever you’re sending, be it large financial documents, confidential engineering files, or other data, you can count on SENT to secure the files, regardless of size, during transport and at rest each and every time so your data stays safe.


The best way to transfer your large files securely is to create a free account with SENT at sentandsecure.com. Your free SENT user account has so much bandwidth that the average personal user will never need more. And for the average business, it will be the most affordable file transfer service they could possibly use. There’s simply no longer an excuse to put yourself or your business at risk–the most secure, easy, convenient, affordable file transfer solution is nowhere.

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