HEAnet FileSender

FileSender is a web based application that allows users to securely and easily send large files to other users. The purpose of the software is to send a large file to someone, have that file available for download for a certain amount of time, and after that time has elapsed automatically delete the file. The software is not intended as a permanent file publishing platform.

A user does not need an account to download a file and users without an account can upload a file if they are sent a voucher by a user who has an account.

Since 2016 FileSender includes an option to securely encypt files before sharing or sending them. Once they are encrypted with a strong password the information is safe should the files accidentally go missing. It is important that when sending encrypted files, you send the password separately. For example, if you email an encrypted file, then send the decryption password using SMS or call the person directly.


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FileSender is a way to share large files with anyone. It works through your web browser to send a file to any email address. FileSender can send files up to 500 GB. This considerable sending power allows users to transfer large files with ease.

Files sent by FileSender are available for download for up to 30 days after sending. Files can be downloaded an unlimited amount of times over this period.

More Information

The service can be accessed as follows:

  1. Goto https://filesender.heanet.ie/
  2. Click on the “Logon” button
  3. Choose "University College Dublin" from the drop down list of organisations
  4. Click on “Select”
  5. Input your UCD Connect username & password and click on “Log In” 

Note: This application supports HTML5 browsers. Help and advice is available from the Helpdesk at ext. 2700 or by ithelpdesk@ucd.ie and from the IT Centres