Sending Secure or Large Files

Issue/Question

How can I send large / secure files?

Environment

  • WKU Faculty/Staff

Cause

WKU ITS does not recommend sending any sensitive or overly large files via email, and provides a send files securely facility. Email is a very convenient way to send information over the internet, but it is not very secure. Servers that handle email don't always use encryption and can store data and attached files for a very long time with little oversight to the safety of their contents. By using the WKU file sending application, you ensure that the files are only stored on WKU's servers until the recipient retrieves it. The application can also be used to send files that are too large for email to handle. WKU's servers will store the file for 7 days to allow your recipient to retrieve it. Files with sensitive information should further be password protected if your application allows for it.

Resolution

A faculty or staff member can send up to 4 large files via the web (300mbs each) using the Send/Receive Large Files tool.

  1. Go here.
  2. Enter NetID and Password.
  3. Click Submit. ​
  4. Under Choose the appropriate action.
  5. Click Continue.
  6. Browse for the file.
  7. Enter the address(s) you want to send to.
    Note: There can be multiple email address in the Send to: line. Separate the addresses with a comma followed by a space. All emails included will be visible to all recipients. Enter in your own email if you want to receive a copy of the email sent.
  8. Enter your email address.
  9. Enter Subject.
  10. Enter Message.

Details

Article ID: 3128
Created
Mon 10/8/18 9:24 AM
Modified
Wed 3/18/20 4:02 PM