The file transfer service (maintained by ETS) is available to share files which are too large to email as attachments, or which may be in a format that is not accepted by the UVM mail servers for security reasons. Uploaded files are available for 3 weeks before the file is removed from the server.
The file transfer service is a good way to share large individual files.
This file transfer method is perfect for collaborating with people in other
educational institutions, vendors, departments, and professional organizations.
UVM affiliates can send large files to other UVM affiliates or to recipients outside of the
UVM email community. Also, people outside the UVM email community can use
the File Transfer Service to send large files to UVM affiliates. The sender will
receive a confirmation that the recipient has received the file.
When you navigate to www.uvm.edu/filetransfer, if you are a UVM affiliate, you will see this screen:
To send a file, or a set of files in a compressed (.zip) folder or individually, click Share Files, and you will see this screen: Be sure to check that recipient email addresses are typed correctly in the TO box.
When using the file transfer service, please be patient as the amount of time taken to upload the file will depend on its size and your connection. Large files are likely to take longer across a wireless network than across a wired network. Please leave the window open until you receive the confirmation that your file has been successfully uploaded. Closing the window prematurely will disrupt the uploading process. Once uploaded, you will get a page similar to the image below:
NOTE THAT EFFECTIVE SEPTEMBER 2013 YOU CAN ACCESS YOUR TRANSFER HISTORY. CLICK CHECK ON YOUR EXISTING SHARES…
This is an example of a list of Sent files, click Show Details to see the sent date, the file name, who picked up the file and when, and the expiration date until which the file will be accessible.
The recipient does not have to use the email and password, they can also follow the link that is provided in the email notification.