Send huge files with iChat

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We’ve all been there… you need to email a file to someone, but it’s just too big. I have access to a web server that I can upload the file to, but most people don’t have that luxury. A lot of online services have popped up for transferring large files, but did you know you could just use iChat? iChat doesn’t have the same file size restrictions as most email servers.

Just start a chat with the person you want to send the file to, and select “Send File…” from the “Buddies” pull-down menu. It’s easy!

This tip was posted on Apple’s Tip of the week. It comes from a book called “Mac OS X Tiger Killer Tips”, by Scott Kelby. The Apple Store sells it for $29.95, but Amazon has it for $18.89.

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