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Sending large files to other people
When people need to get large files to other people, their first thought is to send them as email attachments. This is not a good idea for multiple reasons - it puts a huge strain on our mail server and spam filters; many peoples' email accounts have strict limits on attachment size; and people with slower internet connections may not appreciate the unplanned download of such large files. It also is simply a very inefficient way to transmit large amounts of data.
A much better option is to use University of Washington's Catalyst "ShareSpaces" Tool, which gives you the ability to share very large files with others - even if those people aren't at UW. ShareSpaces gives you complete control over who can and can't access your shared files.