The Bottom Line
Support for larger files would be nice, of course, and the spam filter's only working with one POP account is limiting.
- Tonsho lets you send big attachments as attachments but delivers a download link to the recipient
- You can have Tonsho zip files and protect them with a password (which is sent with the link)
- Tonsho can filter spam by allowing only authorized mail into your Inbox, too
- Tonsho could alter emails a bit less
- Only documents up to 100 MB can be sent through Tonsho
- Tonsho filters spam only for one POP account
- Tonsho lets you send big files as normal attachments and filters spam using a challenge/response system.
- Files you attach or insert in emails sent through Tonsho are extracted and replaced with a download link for the recipient.
- You can configure a size threshold for file extraction, and Tonsho optionally compresses documents.
- The download page can be protected with a password (sent in clear text along with the message and download link).
- Tonsho supports files up to 100 MB. They are kept online and messages can be resent easily.
- To use Tonsho for file sending, you have to use their SMTP server instead of your email provider's.
- To filter spam, Tonsho periodically checks your one existing POP account.
- Only mail from authenticated senders is made available in your Tonsho inbox (accessible through POP).
- You can authorize senders individually or in bulk. They are also sent a CAPTCHA challenge to authenticate themselves.
Guide Review - Tonsho - Big File Sending and Spam Filtering Service
It's the size, you say? You're right. Unfortunately, most email systems cannot handle files bigger than some 5 or 10 MB. Fortunately, Tonsho can.
Tonsho provides you with an outgoing mail (SMTP) server, just like your ISP or email service. If you send emails with big attachments through that server, Tonsho automatically extracts the files and replaces them with a link that leads the recipient to a convenient site from which to download the files.
You can configure a size threshold for attachments (anything bigger will be extracted), and Tonsho can compress documents automatically. If desired, Tonsho protects the download page with a random password. The password is sent along with the link, though, and you cannot specify a more secure and secret phrase.
It would be nice if Tonsho were a bit less flashy about its doing in the altered emails. Support for files larger than 100 MB would be great, too. Naturally, you can run into some technical trouble if your email provider demands you send through their servers only. Where it works — and that is the default —, Tonsho is a great convenient service for sending files, though.
Tonsho can apply some magic to your incoming mail, too. It will not extract large attachments you get — but spam. Fetching mail from one POP account, Tonsho allows only messages from authorized senders through. To prove their worthiness, senders are dealt a CAPTCHA which they have to solve.