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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..


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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