The Bottom Line
Unfortunately, Podmailing is no longer available.
- Podmailing lets you send large files and entire folders easily by email
- Files sent with Podmailing can be downloaded with any BitTorrent client
- Podmailing does not integrate with any email programs or web-based email services
- You cannot send files using a web interface but must use the Podmailing app for Windows or Mac OS X
- You cannot track files sent through Podmailing or protect them with passwords
- Podmailing lets you send files of unlimited size via email.
- Files are sent using the BitTorrent protocol, directly from peer to peer or from Podmailing servers.
- You can choose for how long a file will be available on Podmailing servers (from 24 hours to one month or not at all).
- Recipients can choose whether to download using Podmailing (using the .zed file) or using any BitTorrent client.
- With Podmailing, you can send individual files, but also entire folders easily.
- Podmailing supports Windows XP/Vista and Mac OS X 10.4.
Guide Review - Podmailing 0.10 - Free Big File Sending Service
With Podmailing, you can I can have both, albeit not all the very best of both. Podmailing makes it really easy to create and host BitTorrent torrents, and it sends them via email swiftly, too.
Using the Podmailing application (available for both Mac OS X and Windows), you can compose a quick email and attach files of just about unlimited size. Unfortunately, Podmailing does not integrate with email programs, and you cannot send from a web interface either.
On the receiving end, options aplenty ensure flexible access, however. While Podmailing proper can be used to download (and then reply to or forward) files, recipients can also fetch a .torrent file and use any BitTorrent client to retrieve that.
BitTorrent makes the whole Podmailing quite pleasurable, reliable and fest. You can pause huge uploads, and the recipient can always downloads as much as you have already sent. If you mail multiple people, downloads can become even faster and more reliable.
At the same time, Podmailing makes creating and sending torrents a lot more straight forward than BitTorrent clients typically do, and Podmailing does the behind-the-scenes work.
It's a pity that Podmailing's email aspect is a bit limited. It includes but a simple message, recipients and the subject. Options to track files or protect them with passwords would be nice.