FileSender: introduction

Ghent University offers and recommends the web application Belnet FileSender for sending large digital (workrelated) files. The advantage of FileSender is that you can send large files up to 6 TB for free and in a safe way. You do not have to create an account when you are connected to Ghent University.

As a student or staff member of UGent, you can log in to FileSender with your personal UGent account. Go to https://filesender.belnet.be, click on register, choose 'UGent' as your home organisation and click on select.

After logging in, you can upload and send a file. To do so, follow the next steps:

  • Fill in the e-mail address of the recipient(s). Multiple addresses can be separated by a comma. The person you are sending the files to will receive an e-mail with a link to download the file.
  • Enter the subject of the files. You can also add an accompanying message. 
  • Choose an appropriate expiry date for your files. The link you send will be valid until that date.
  • Choose the file you wish to send. If you want to send several files at the same time it is recommended to do so as a ZIP file. 
  • Accept the terms of use (you are legally responsible for sending this content).
  • Click on send.

You will receive a message when your sent files are downloaded. After the link has expired the files will be taken offline.

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Last modified June 25, 2021, 10:27 a.m.