You log in through one of the listed Identity Providers using your standard institutional account. If you do not see your institution in the list, or your login fails, please contact your local IT support
Uploads of any size with HTML5
If you see this method works for you
You need a very recent browser supporting HTML5, the latest version of the "language of the web".
Currently Firefox 4 (and higher) and Chrome on Windows, Mac OS X and Linux are known to work.
You can resume an interrupted or cancelled upload. Select the exact same file (the file must not be modified!), enter the recipients and click send. You will notice the progress bar will hop to where the upload was stopped, and continue from there. If you modified the file, please rename it first to make sure the upload starts with the beginning of the file again.
Downloads of any size
You need a modern browser, Adobe Flash or HTML5 are not required for downloads
Uploads smaller than 2 Gigabytes (2GB) with Adobe Flash
If you can watch YouTube videos this method should work for you
You need a modern browser running version 10 (or higher) of Adobe Flash.
FileSender will warn you should you try to upload a file that is too big for this method
Files are available for download for a limited period of time, after which are deleted and no backups are made
FCCN's filesender doesn't send email Non-Delivery-Notifications, if the destination email address is unavailable
Limits of this FileSender installation
Maximum recipient addresses per email: Up to 100 email addresses separated by a comma or semi-colon
Maximum number of files per upload: one - to upload several files in one transaction, compress them into a single archive first
Maximum file size per upload, with Adobe Flash only: 2 GB
Maximum file size per upload, with HTML5: 100 GB
Maximum file / voucher expiry days: 60
AUP - Acceptable Use Policy terms
FileSender is a web based application that allows authenticated users to securely and easily send arbitrarily large files to other users. Users without an account can upload files through vouchers created by authenticated users. FileSender is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community.
The FileSender project is primarily funded by: AARNet, the Australian National Research and Educational Network (NREN); HEAnet, the Irish NREN; SURFnet, the Dutch NREN; UNINETT, the Norwegian NREN. FileSender received major financial contribution from BELNET and ARNES. More information: www.filesender.org
The purpose of the software is to send a large file to someone, have that file available for download for a certain number of downloads and/or a certain amount of time, and after that automatically delete the file. The software is not intended as a permanent file publishing platform.
No warranty is given, including on availability or confidentiality of data submitted to the service.
FileSender does not encrypt or protect data submitted to it. Users that need that level of protection must encrypt data before submitting it to FileSender. FileSender does however provide a secure channel for uploading and downloading files.
FCCN's FileSender installation is for educational and scientific purposes only. Any other usage, including commercial usage, is prohibited.
Files are available for download for a limited period of time, after which they are deleted and no backups are made. The time period is given on Filesender.s help page at https://filesender.fccn.pt/help.php
No backups of uploaded files are made . Data is lost in case of equipment failure.
Accounts may be inhibited due to excess data volume on the system.
FCCN is not liable for any damages caused by the user.s usage of the FileServer, nor for any damages caused to the user by the FileServer unless that damage is caused by FCCN's malicious conduct.
For your IT support
FileSender indicates whether or not the HTML5 upload method is supported for a particular browser. This depends mainly on the availability of advanced browser functionality, in particular the HTML5 FileAPI. Please use the "When can I use..." website to monitor implementation progress of the HTML5 FileAPI for all major browsers. In particular support for FileReader API and Blob URLs needs to be light green (=supported) for a browser to support uploads larger then 2GB. Please note that although Opera 12 is listed to support the HTML5 FileAPI, it currently does not support all that is needed to support use of the HTML5 upload method in FileSender.
FCCN, December 2010, 2011
FileSender is an installation of FileSender (www.filesender.org), which is developed to the requirements of the higher education and research community.
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