File Sender

File Sender

Summary: Filesender allows us to upload and send files of up to 2GB in size for non-HTML5 browsers. It also enables users to send encrypted files within UCC, or provide a guest voucher for vendors outside UCC to send encrypted files to staff within UCC.

Primary users of this service: Staff, Researchers, Retired Staff, Alumni

Who to contact to use this service: Michael Tobin | E: michael.tobin@ucc.ie | T: 4902478 | Audio Visual Media Services |

Contact to discuss this service: Michael Tobin | E: michael.tobin@ucc.ie |

Strategic Focus: Enabling Infrastructure Services

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Description of the Service

Filesender is one of edugate‚Äôs authenticated services and is particularly useful as it can be used to send large files. Within UCC we are limited to sending files 20MB in size or under. When we are emailing outside of UCC we are limited to sending files that are under 8MB. Filesender allows us to upload and send files of up to 2GB in size for non-HTML5 browsers. You can have uploads of any size if you have a browser that supports HTML5. Currently Firefox 4 (and higher) and Chrome on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux are known to work. 

Additionally, Filesender has an inbuilt encryption option which allows you to protect your files before sending them within UCC. This encryption can also be used by vendors external to UCC, by providing them with a guest voucher to access the service. The vendor then follows the same procedure as staff to upload and encrypt a file, before sending it to a UCC recipient.

Filesender can be accessed at https://filesender.heanet.ie/ Log-on using your ucc log-on details (email address)

UCC is not responsible or liable for any content published on media.heanet.ie or filesender.heanet.ie.

How To Encrypt and Send Files

The below video will show you how to use Filesender to upload, encrypt, and send a file to a UCC recipient. It also serves as an instructional guide for external vendors to use their voucher to send files into UCC.

How To Provide Vendors with a Filesender Voucher

The below video demonstrates how to create and send a voucher to vendors so that they may access filesender, to send encrypted files into UCC.

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