You want to send a file to someone on your network, but maybe it is too large to send. The file may be named something like this:
But you can not send this path because the drive letter may not be G on the other computer. So you have to use what are called UNC file names like this:
So if you know this UNC name you can email this to someone on your network and they can just click on the link above and the file will open on their machine. By sending just the link you can avoid sending large attachments and clogging up email in boxes. LinkMail can help you do this by determining the UNC name. It then automatically opens your email program and places the link in the message. Just pick a recipient and press send. Even if you don't know the UNC name LinkMail does it all for you.
How it works
The first time you run LinkMail it will automatically put a shortcut to itself in your SendTo folder. Then use Windows Explorer to navigate to a file or folder on any networked drive. Select and highlight files or folders. Right click and "Send To" LinkMail and up pops your email program with the links in the message. It works with files or folders.
If you send a file link the file will open when the person clicks on the link. If you send a link to a folder then the folder will open. You can combine file links and folder links in the same message. You can send hundreds of links in one email. If the file or folder you select is not on a network drive then the normal file path with a drive letter is used instead of the UNC Name.
You can also run LinkMail as a normal program and it presents you with the Windows menu that allows you to choose the files you want to send. Just click on the desktop shortcut to run in normal mode.
LinkMail also supports drag and drop. Just drag the files and drop them on the program and the files links will be put into an email message.
It also places all of the links in the Windows Clipboard so you can paste them into other programs.
UNC Stands for Universal Naming Convention. For something called "universal" it is ironic that it is also sometimes called "unified" or "universal."
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LinkMail for just $5 (Five Dollars). If you purchase the program I will send you a serial number by email that will remove the nag screen. The program works fine even if you do not pay for it. There is no time limit. It will run forever. It is fully functional. No features have been removed. It contains no spyware, no advertising.
This is a 32 bit program and will run on Windows ME, NT, 2000, XP, Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. It also runs OK on 64-bit systems.
Run linkmail-setup.exe to install the program. This will create a folder, copy all the files to the folder, and create shortcuts on the desktop and the start menu. The first time you run LinkMail it will automatically put a shortcut to itself in your SendTo folder. An alternate install method is to download the executable file linkmail.exe. Then just run the program. If you use this method, then to uninstall simply delete the files.
Open Windows Control Panel, select Add Remove Programs, select LinkMail in the list of programs, and click OK. The uninstall program will then run and remove the program. If you installed the program manually then delete the files to uninstall the program.
If you purchase the program I will send you a serial number by email that will remove the nag screen. The program works fine even if you do not pay for it. There is no time limit. It will run forever. It is fully functional. No features have been removed. It contains no spyware, no advertising.
The purchase price is $5.00 (Five US Dollars). I accept major credit cards,
, or personal checks. Pay once and all future upgrades are free.