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I am looking for a file delivery service that would allow any non-technical person at my company (or clients) to e-mail a large file to our FTP server and provide a download link.

I would like to be able to have the user specify which folder on the server the file gets sent to.

Is there software out there that does all of this?

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Why FTP? Would a service like drop.io or box.net or [any of dozens of other collaboration sites] be better? If large files are the problem, then email is probably going to constrain you more than the sites' limits. Though I suspect you'd prefer to own the hardware.

You could get this functionality with Alfresco or Documentum and some customization--but man, that seems like a BIG hammer to solve this problem.

I've written Java to pop from an inbox on a schedule and feed an ECM system; surely what you're describing could be done in a similar fashion. But I don't think you're going to find a packaged product to do exactly this for you.

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I'm thinking somewhere along the lines of YouSendIt.com, but I want to host it on my servers, so I have more control over filenames, paths, etc. –  Jeremy White Nov 20 '09 at 7:30
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I'm using YouSendIt.

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FileZilla would suit you needs.

Some features that would matter for you:

  • It is free
  • Supported on various platforms
  • Easy to use GUI (with documentation)
  • Supports bookmarks
  • Supports Drag and Drop
  • Resume and transfer of large files
  • Supports Multiple languages (if you need that)
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