What is Ad Hoc Transfer?
Ad Hoc Transfer is a file transfer application that uses an email format to send files, without needing to send actual attachments (which may be too large to send). Similar to using email, you can use Ad Hoc Transfer to browse your file system and add files to a message that the system will then mail to recipients.
Instead of sending the files themselves, the system uploads the files to the file transfer server. Email recipients see hyperlinks to the files in their received messages which, when clicked, connect them to a secure web page, where they can select and download the files.
You can use Ad Hoc Transfer to:
- Send large files to recipients
- View status of active file packages
Administrators can configure Ad Hoc Transfer to:
- Establish limits for Ad Hoc Transfer file downloads (to make the best use of server resources)
- Set Ad Hoc Transfer user limits and permissions
At the top of the page, you will see:
- . Lets you change the password for your account, if allowed by the server.
- . Exits the current session and displays the login page.
- tab. Displays the page where you create a file "package," compose a message, add the files that you want to send, and send it.
- tab. Displays the file packages that you have sent to recipients. All unexpired packages are shown, and you can click on a package to view more detail.
- tab. Displays the default Send options that are applied to all files that you send using Ad Hoc Transfer. These settings can be overridden for an individual package by the options on the Send Files page.