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yousendit is a website that will store your files online to be retrieved by the recepients on their own schedule, without filling up their email program.

It only requires the recepient email to be entered but if entered your email address will appear in the from area. I would make sure that you let everyone know that you are indeed sending the file (in a separate email if you are concerned about security). Their privacy policy says that they do leave a cookie on their server to recognize you and that they store the emails on their server. This is logical as they keep the file on hand for 7 days or 25 downloads if you send it to multiple recepients.

They do post a link for you when the file has been transfered:

Your file has been successfully sent!

We've stored your file on our server and sent your recipient an email with instructions for retrieving it. The file will be available for 7 days or a limited number of downloads.

Here is a link for your reference:

The recipient gets email notification and downloads from the website.

You've got a file called "1008-093-04-1069.gif" (6 KB) waiting for download.
Message: testing the product
 You can click on the following link to retrieve your file. The link 
will expire in 7 days and will be available for a limited number of 
 Regular link (for all web browsers):
This email was automatically generated, please do not reply to it. 
For any inquiries, feel free to email
 The YouSendIt Team

Seems like an efficient way to work with files especially if you do not like to include attachments in emails. The links and references on the site indicate a number of reliable sources use and approve of the program.

Sunmitted by Helen Kershaw Sept. 24, 2005