Size restrictions with most email programs limit file upload size to about 10MB. That is not much space. Many compressed documents are too large and spreadsheets, graphic files, audios and much more are just too big to send. Digital file transfer does have the ability to handle larger files, however the file size is generally still limited and there is a limit to the type of file you can upload and share.
FTP site hosting means virtually unlimited file size, up to 100GB, and more file types than you can possibly imagine. Time restrictions with digital file transfer comes with handcuffs. The recipient must open and download the file within a specified amount of time.
This means if your recipient didn’t have an opportunity to access the file before it vanished, you have to go through the process of uploading and sending it all over again. Once you upload a file onto your FTP site, it’s there until you remove it. No handcuffs. Any times people share files because they’re collaborating on a project. If the file isn’t too big, email is good for instant collaboration. Digital transfer doesn’t offer any collaboration tools. However, collaboration is easy with FTP sites because users can upload the modified file and their correspondence. You can also check out filestofriends for sending large files.