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May 12, 2011

Businesses Can Now Easily Share Large Files, Thanks to New eFax Solution

By Tammy Wolf
TMCnet Web Editor

If you’ve ever tried to send an e-mailed attachment, only to find it’s too large for the e-mail, you’re in luck, as Internet-based fax services provider eFax, a brand of j2 Global (News - Alert) Communications, has released a solution to help mitigate this common problem.

A free enhancement to the eFax service, Large File Sharing is designed to help U.S. subscribers reliably and securely upload and send files well over 25MB by e-mail to any e-mail address, eliminating the possibility of failed send attempts and bounce-backs.

Large File Sharing is a result of the eFax Next initiative, which aims to alleviate common document management issues faced by many of today’s organizations. As a counterpart to many innovative solutions offered by eFax, including digitized signatures, enhanced security, mobile faxing, and lifetime storage for subscribers, Large File Sharing is another example of eFax’s “commitment to enable businesses to work smarter,” according to Mike Pugh, vice president of marketing at j2 Global Communications.

“eFax has always helped professionals easily move traditional paper documents like contracts and financial documents,” said Pugh. “Now, our customers are also working with files such as promotional videos, high resolution images, and sales presentations that are too large to e-mail.”

“Most of us have battled with the troubles of large e-mail attachments resulting in blocked or bounced e-mail,” said Kyle Flowers, director of marketing and fax products at j2 Global Communications.

The Large File Sharing feature is rather simple to use, according to Flowers, who explained the process. Upon filling out a simple Web form and uploading the file, the user’s designated recipients will receive an e-mail with a link to the file. Then, the sender is notified that the file has been successfully downloaded.

Paid (News - Alert) subscribers can now freely share files up to 1GB per submission, and are guaranteed the ability to upload and download multiple files in a secure location, send to up to 20 recipients per submission, and track downloads through e-mail notification. Meanwhile, new subscribers in the U.S. can sign up for a free 30-day trial account for instant accessibility to all of eFax’s Large File Sharing features.

Tammy Wolf is a TMCnet web editor. She covers a wide range of topics, including IP communications and information technology. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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