Send Large Files

How do you Send a Large File using WeHostFiles?

This is how the main part of the interface looks when someone logs in to WeHostFiles to send a file.

1° How many recipients can I have?

You can enter as many recipients as you need (hundreds…). Click on the CC and BCC button if you want to add CC or BCC addresses as well.

Enter a subject line and a message just as you would in an email.

2° How do I add files?

Enter a subject line and a message just as you would in an email.

To add files you can either drop files in the “Drop Files Here” section, add files using the “Add Files” button or select files you’ve already sent, so you don’t have to re-upload that 20GB Cad drawing again to send to another recipient.

3° Who can access this message?

You can select who has access to this message:

  • Only Specified Recipients — i.e. only recipients on the To, CC and BCC fields.
  • Only Specified Recipients and local users — so you can forward the message within your own organization.
  • Anyone after authentication — perfect for sending marketing material, since they have to authenticate, you will know who downloaded the files (they don’t need accounts to download).

4° Is it possible to set an expiry date?

The message expires, and the files will be deleted at this date.

The message expires after this many downloads per recipient.

5° Are private messages allowed?

Send a copy to myself (to store in your sent folder).

A private message is when the body of the message is treated as sensitive and won’t be copied to the recipient. You will also get a read receipt when someone’s opened the message.

6° Do large files have restrictions?

If there are storage or admin set limits to how large files you can send, and any file type restrictions. WeHostFiles supports Unlimited Size Files, but you may want to set quotas for certain groups of users.

What happens when the recipient downloads a file?

One important aspect of sending large files securely is the logging of who downloaded what and when. WeHostFiles records not only who downloaded what and when, but also uses geo-location to track where the download was initiated, what operating system and browser was used and so on.

With WeHostFiles, you will always know what happened with your data.