Operations > Computing > FAQ

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.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO THE CATALYST WEBSITE

Operations  
EE logo