File sharing w/ email upload?

r.j.s

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Does anyone know of a file sharing site that allows for email upload of files?

PDF, PPT mostly.

I have slideshare, but they seem to have taken away the email upload ... and my work internet does not allow access to most file-sharing sites.

(Oddly, I can get to slideshare, and view presentations, but I cannot upload - the upload page is blocked.)
 

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Does anyone know of a file sharing site that allows for email upload of files?

PDF, PPT mostly.

I have slideshare, but they seem to have taken away the email upload ... and my work internet does not allow access to most file-sharing sites.

(Oddly, I can get to slideshare, and view presentations, but I cannot upload - the upload page is blocked.)
I have to assume Dropbox is blocked right? Though they don't have email uploads, they integrate into OS X, iOS and Windows quite nicely for drag and drop operations.
 

r.j.s

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I have to assume Dropbox is blocked right? Though they don't have email uploads, they integrate into OS X, iOS and Windows quite nicely for drag and drop operations.
It's got to work on my govt computer, so no software - email is the only reliable way to upload.
 

r.j.s

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Yousendit is awesome, but files usually on stay on the server for a week with the free version. Not sure about the paid version. I'd imagine that die might be blocked also, but definitely worth a shot.
Damn. I need a more permanent solution.
 

Tilpots

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Damn. I need a more permanent solution.
Did a little more digging. Take a read.

Files on yousendit, though, must be uploaded at some point. Don't know if that will meet your email needs. Worth taking a look at if it might work. I haven't used the service in about a year and a quick look at their site shows much has changed. Also seems to have some big announcement happening tomorrow. Who knows what that'll be???
 

acidfast7

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You don't need to install software to use Dropbox.
Correct. There is web-based access as well. No installation is needed.

Personally, uploading of files from a govt machine sounds shady-as-hell and easily traceable.
 

acidfast7

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Professionally, it is part of my job - yet they don't give me access to the tools I need to do it.
Then, I wouldn't do it, state why you can't, then force them to open the access. Otherwise, uploading files from email on a govt machine is a bad place to be, regardless of your reasons. Just my .02€

In the end, it will only make your job easier.
 

r.j.s

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Then, I wouldn't do it, state why you can't, then force them to open the access. Otherwise, uploading files from email on a govt machine is a bad place to be, regardless of your reasons. Just my .02€

In the end, it will only make your job easier.
Forcing them to open access takes months and a lot of paperwork ... trust me, it is far easier to find a workaround and document that workaround as the standing operating procedure.

I know you keep stressing that it is a bad idea ... but I am a public affairs officer - it is my job to release information to the public - therefore I know what I am doing as far as uploading files.

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You're with DoD right? Do they not use Sharepoint or some other "collaborative suite" to which you can upload documents directly from your computer in a sanctioned way?
The sharepoints available are intranet only ... I need public access to the files.
 

miles01110

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The sharepoints available are intranet only ... I need public access to the files.
Then are you sure you can't use something like an IronKey? The regulations on this kind of thing are Byzantine and we deal with the same sort of crap in my agency, but for Unclassified/For Public Release stuff generally people don't care if you e-mail it to a generically named Gmail account and access it on the inTERnet that way.

(Edit: although I guess this wouldn't work if the idea is to make the material available for download)
 

r.j.s

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Then are you sure you can't use something like an IronKey? The regulations on this kind of thing are Byzantine and we deal with the same sort of crap in my agency, but for Unclassified/For Public Release stuff generally people don't care if you e-mail it to a generically named Gmail account and access it on the inTERnet that way.
Yeah, that's not what I'm looking to accomplish ...

Bottom line: I need to post PDFs to Twitter/Facebook for families to view ... the only way I know how is to use a file sharing site, but their web interfaces are all blocked.
 

acidfast7

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Yeah, that's not what I'm looking to accomplish ...

Bottom line: I need to post PDFs to Twitter/Facebook for families to view ... the only way I know how is to use a file sharing site, but their web interfaces are all blocked.
my bad, I assumed these were information-laden.
 

r.j.s

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How about Google Docs then? Blocked? Even my agency hasn't blocked Google Docs :-/
I can get on other google services, but docs is blocked. :mad:

EDIT: It turns out I can email it to my phone and upload to dropbox public folder ... ugly, and it is not a long-term solution, but it works.
 
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