Currently in beta mailthatfile.com aims to make ad-hoc transfers of large files easy enough for your mum to use
What does it do?
The idea is simple, if you need to send somebody a large file like a movie or high res photo then email just doesn't do the job, even if you mail server allows big files you can almost certain the person you side them to won't be able to receive them - mailthatfile.com is built to solve this problem.
There are two scenarios that I've tried to address on mailthatfile
- You have a file and you want to transfer it to somebody you know via email. Pretty simple, you pay the cost of the transfer and the system sends a link to your friend telling them how to get your file
- or you may want somebody (say a client or customer) to mail you a large file, this is the send to me option. Basically it is option 1. in reverse, but the requester still pays the tab.
- Hosted in Amazon EC2
- MySQL Database for meta data and transactions
- Amazon S3 for file storage
- Jetty servlet container
- grails 1.2