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Send files wizard

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Created by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret, last modified by Anthony.Rinaldi_ret on Jul 20, 2016

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By using the File Share outgoing wizard, you can share files by entering the email addresses of your recipients. You can add a message, set your own expiration date, or type a password for security. Finally, you select the files you want to send and complete the share.

Serv-U saves the files and sends an email with web links to each of your recipients.

When your recipients receive their notifications, they click their links, enter any required passwords, and then download their files.

As each file is downloaded, Serv-U updates the information on your share, and may send you email receipts to tell you that your file was downloaded.

You can also create anonymous shares. In this case, you do not have to specify the recipients of the file share. When creating anonymous shares, only a link is generated, which you can then send out manually.

To send files to a guest user:

  1. Enter a subject title.
  2. Enter any additional comments.
  3. Enter your contact information.
  4. Enter the guest user's email address.
  5. Set an expiration date for when the link to download files will expire.
  6. To be notified when files have been downloaded, select the appropriate option.
  7. Select the appropriate options to automatically send a download link in the email, and to require a password to access Serv-U.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Browse.
    1. Click Local Files to browse for files stored on your computer.
    2. Click Remote Files to browse for files that already exist within your Serv-U user space.

      The files you share this way are virtually linked. If you modify the file, the latest version will be available for guests to download. If you rename or delete the file, it will not be available for guests to download. Guest users are notified when attempting to download or delete a virtually linked file whose name or location changed since the creation of the file share.

  10. Click Upload.

You can upload up to 20 files in one file share. The file size you can upload depends on the browser you use. The size limitations mostly apply to older versions of Internet Explorer.

To create an anonymous share:

  1. Enter a subject title.
  2. Enter any additional comments.
  3. Enter your contact information.
  4. Set an expiration date for when the link to download files will expire.
  5. To be notified when files have been downloaded, select the appropriate option.
  6. Deselect Automatically send the download link to the guest user(s) in an email.
  7. To require the guest to enter a password before downloading the files, select the appropriate option.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Click Browse.
    1. Click Local Files to browse for files stored on your computer.
    2. Click Remote Files to browse for files that already exist within your Serv-U user space.

      The files you share this way are virtually linked. If you modify the file, the latest version will be available for guests to download. If you rename or delete the file, it will not be available for guests to download. Guest users are notified when attempting to download or delete a virtually linked file whose name or location changed since the creation of the file share.

  10. Click Upload.

You can upload up to 20 files in one file share. The file size you can upload depends on the browser you use.

After uploading your files and sending them, you will see the File Upload Confirmation page which summarizes the outgoing file upload. This page includes the following information:

  1. File Upload Confirmation date and time.
  2. Verify the correct file was sent. No action is required, unless you need to cancel the file upload (Step 5).
  3. The URL of the file download.
  4. The file that was uploaded.
  5. Options to generate another email using your email client, or cancel the file share.
  6. Click Done to finish.
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