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Streamfile does painless point-to-point transfers with 256-bit encryption

Need a nice, simple way to share files securely with someone? Check out web-based Streamfile.

Free transfers work for anything up to 150Mb, and it's all Javascript - no Flash. The interface is uncluttered and straightforward: enter the recipient's email address, pick your file, agree to the terms, You're free to pass along the link to a friend as soon as it appears beneath your progress bar. Downloads are speedy and secure, thanks to 256-bit AES SSL encryption.

For those of you who need to send even larger files, there are two options. The free registered account gives you a 300Mb maximum, 48 hour expiration, and 5 concurrent download links.

Still not enough? $4.95 per month (or $39.95/year) gets you a 2Gb max, no limit on links, and expiration extends to a full two weeks. On top of that, you'll get delivery tracking and "more bandwidth," though no information is given as to what that actually means.

One thing worth noting in the TOS: "We may, however, also use your email address or other personally identifiable information to send commercial or marketing messages without your consent. Your e-mail address may also be made accessible to third parties with which Streamfile has entered agreements."

Mail delivery preferences can be changed in your account preferences, so head there and untick the necessary box to opt out.

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