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Mimecast enables 2GB Outlook attachments

Cliff Saran

Mimecast has introduced Large File Send for Outlook, a service to enable users to send large attachments.

The Mimecast service intercepts large file attachments and notifies the recipient of a secure download location and passcode. The user never needs to leave Outlook and the file doesn’t burden the email system or leave the network, but remains secure and compliant with corporate policies, Mimecast said.

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According to a study by Freeform Dynamics for Mimecast, 81% of IT teams are concerned that employees are putting sensitive data onto consumer cloud storage and services like Dropbox and Box.

Mimecast Large File Send for Outlook allows users to send files of up to 2GB. The service bypasses the Microsoft Exchange server or the Microsoft Office 365's 25MB per email limit without affecting the corporate networks performance or clogging the user’s own inbox. Files can be sent to external recipients and non-Mimecast customers.

Grant Fletcher, product manager, Mimecast, said:  “Users get the ability to securely and easily send very large files, both within the corporate network and to external recipients, without having to leave Outlook and go to a third-party cloud service. It’s a win-win for the user and the IT team.”


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