YouSendIt, the leading file transfer and business content collaboration service accessed by 98 percent of Fortune 500 companies on board announced that it is integrating with Yahoo. The Company’s Attach Large Files app will be integrated into the “Compose Message” window in Yahoo Mail allowing users to send large files seamlessly from within Yahoo Mail. Users will be able to send personal files, like video and photos or work files like CAD and PowerPoint within the message.
Without the built-in functionality, users were required to open a separate web page to access YouSendIt to share large attachments. This saves them that step, enabling users to simply attach the file.
As we usually experience, the major email providers put a limit on their attachment size, generally in the range of 15MB to 25MB. This has been frustrating at times because we’re all increasingly using email to send large files. This where YouSendIt fits in. Now users can send up to 50 files or 100MB in a single email.
YouSendIt’s partnership with Yahoo continues alongside other major email platforms including Gmail, and Hotmail, AOL Mail, Mozilla Thunderbird, Outlook.
The integration is significant for YouSendIt both because it’s the first partner app to be included in Yahoo’s compose message window, but more significantly, the integration gives the company direct, access to Yahoo Mail’s sizable user base.
Today, the mail client has over 300 million users, who are sending more than 200 million attachments from their inboxes every day, said David McDowell, the senior director of Product Management at Yahoo! Mail.
YouSendIt reported in a statement, "Since its initial release in the applications gallery of Yahoo Mail in January 2011, approximately eight million users have registered for YouSendIt from Yahoo Mail and sent more than 20 million files, making YouSendIt's Attach Large Files the most popular third-party application in Yahoo Mail."
The Built-in does not only allow users to compose an email and attach hefty files via YouSendIt but also verify when a file has been downloaded, ensure that only the intended recipient can download a particular file, and set advanced security options (like setting the amount of time a file is available for download or how many times it can be downloaded.
YousendIt is definitely on the right track.