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Fileai.com is free service that allows you to transfer you files securely using only your web browser. According to fileai.com the service offers "Bittorrent Style File Transfers". You can use fileai to transfer files that are too big for an email attachment. All you need is a web browser and Java installed on your machine. Some of the salient features of fileai are:

  • Secure transfer, 128-bit AES encryption
  • P2P download, ideal if you want to share files with multiple users
  • Password authentication to allow access to the files on your computer.
  • File download starts instantly.
  • Less bandwidth usage (incase of multiple recipients)
  • Ability to limit the number of downloads
  • Use the same ID again
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Send files Receive Files

What fileai basically does is, that it transfers file from your computer to the recipient(s) directly without uploading them to another server, so its obvious that both the parties have to be online and have their web browsers running for the transfer to work. To put it in perspective you can view it as file transfers through IM clients on steroids! that is more secure, can require authentication and Bittorrent Style!

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File Transfer Status

Since it uses Java Applets, it requires your permission to run, so you will have to give it permission to run on your system, from then on the process is intuitive, you can drag and drop files or choose them via a dialog and when you have done so you will get a transaction ID and a link, this is required by the recipient in order to receive files. As soon as the recipient clicks on the link or enters the transaction id and approves the applet the transfer starts instantly.


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Ever uploaded a large files as attachment using gmail, yahoo or hotmail only to find that oops they dont support LARGE attachments..

podmailing

Want to send large files to your friends? Well there are a couple of services that exist presently. You could use yousendit, box.net, esnips and other similar services. But this whole concept of podmailing is what sets podmailing.com apart from other services.

Here is a tryst with "podmailing": You specify your email id, recipient(s) email ids, upload your file to the podmailing.com servers and while the file is being uploaded the recipients will each receive an email saying that they have a large file sent by you. Huh.. So whats new? Hang on.. The fun part starts now, because the recipient now has 3 options to get the files:

  • Using the browser (through http):
    • This requires that the file is completely uploaded to the servers (and its not the kewl way!).
  • Using p2p:
    • What? yes even if the file is not uploaded completely yet still the recipient can virtually pick it off from your machine using peer-to-peer networking. (This requires the podmailing software on either end)
  • Using torrents:
    • Still better option for very large files is the BitTorrent Support. Not only you can have a "swarm" being created (if you have many recipients) but also the file is available for a much longer time than the podmailing.com’s limit of 30 days.

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