How DirectXchange Works
DirectXchange safely sends large files by automating the most common technique for transporting large files via email, compressing and splitting. From within Outlook itself, DirectXchange loads a large file, compresses it into a zip archive. It then splits the archive into multiple pieces and attaches each piece to a separate email message. It then transmits these messages as standard mail messages to the recipient. The size of the individual messages is completely under your control.
For example, lets say you wish to send a 100MB CAD file to a vendor. DirectXchange can compress the CAD file to 60 MB, then split the zip archive into 10 - 6 MB pieces, attaching each piece to an email message.
On the recipient end, they will receive 10 email messages each with a 6 MB attachment. If the recipient also has DirectXchange installed, they simply click one of the messages and instruct DirectXchange to extract. DirectXchange will find all the pieces and assemble them into the original archive, decompress the archive and present the original 100 MB CAD file for saving. It's that easy!
So what if the recipient does not have DirectXchange or even Outlook? No problem, the recipient can simply extract each separate attachment to a folder on his/her hard drive, then open the archive with our free standalone extractor, or they can use a compression tool such as WinZip® or WinRAR®.
Watch a short video and see how easy it is to send large files,
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