Simple way to send files to mates over internet.

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  1. Foliage

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    I need a simple way to send files to mates over the internet. Personally IRC and FTP I find quite simple however for non tech savvy people this is too difficult. It takes them more then 10 minutes to set up each time and they often give up.

    Basically something as simple as MSNs drag and drop would be great, the only problem is MSN is incredibly slow (barely uses half my bandwidth) and has about a 50% fail rate.

    Are there any simple programs say on download.com that you put in the users IP address (client and server all in one program) or just set up a connection via say IRC transparently so the user has to do minimal configuring?

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    Rapidshare is pretty simple, though slow and annoying.
     
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    Is this just so you can send them files, or so they can send you files also?
     
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    i suppose a relatively simple way would be for you to setup the ftp at your end.. have it all ready to go then simply give your mate a direct link to go to, like: ftp://username@yourip/somefolder/somefile.zip
    then just tell them the password - and even for non-tech savvy people, that has to be pretty simple.
     
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    Send files both ways. I really like IRC, so maybe a program that utilises an IRC server in the background, both users set a username and a preselected server, then you just drag and drop.

    I'm sure something like this exists, I'll have a look and see if I can turn anything up. See the problem with the FTP server is I have to select files/folders to share and it only allows me to send them stuff.

    This has the problems you suggested, also you have to wait for the time to upload, and for the time to download opposed to directly sending to a user.

    edit: Found a plugin for msn thats easy to use, as all my mates use msn this will be the easiest way.
     
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    would you mind sharing the name of the plugin you found? as you said, i've also found that MSN's inbuilt file transfer is terribly slow and often just fails partway through.:thumbdn:
     
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    Why not use one of the myriad of IM programs around that support file transfers?
    Tried Miranda?
     
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    Good I have found Skype file transfer.

    edit: Didnt mean to sound like Yoda.... :)
     
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    xfire is pretty good imo
    can also track your game play time :)
     
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    hey xfire is good, had done this a couple of times
     
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    Sorry I thought I pasted it. You need msn plus but most people have this already.

    http://www.filetransferplus.com/
     
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    You could get them to install Hamachi and just share files like you were on a lan. Makes things nice and simple. It's free too.
     
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    Teaching an internet newb who has trouble installing msn plus to install hamachi is far from simple.
     
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    FileMail allows you to send up to 2GB files. Just give it an email address and a file, it will email a link to the recipient who can then download the file. Easy.
     
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    you can't just email each other the files?
     
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