You want to send a file to someone on your network, but 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 "uniform."
of this page if you would like to
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, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It also runs fine on 64-bit systems.
The first time you run LinkMail it will put a shortcut to itself in your SendTo folder. You can then select files in Windows Explorer, right-click and SendTo LinkMail, and it will run to create an email with links to those files.
As an Administrator run the program
to install the program. The install program will overwrite any previous version so you are not required to uninstall older versions. The install program will create a folder, copy all the files to the folder, and create shortcuts on the desktop and the start menu. This is a 32-bit program designed for Windows 98, ME, 2000, NT, XP, Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and Windows 10. It also runs fine on 64-bit systems.
An alternate install method is to download the executable file
and then just run the program. You can create your own
or other shortcut links.
Open Windows Control Panel, select Programs and Features, select the program in the list of programs, and click the uninstall button, or right click on the program and select Uninstall in the menu. The Windows uninstall system will then run and remove the program. These steps are for Windows 10 and may be slightly different in other Windows versions.
If you installed the program manually then delete the files to uninstall the program, and also delete any Desktop Shortcut or other shortcut links.
1.0.0 Mar 09, 2005 Initial Public Release.
1.1.2 Nov 27, 2009 Handles hundreds of files in one shot
1.1.2 Aug 17, 2021 Digitally Signed by Michael Robinson using purchased Sectigo Code Signing Certificate.
I purchased a
Certificate Authority (CA)
and used it to digitally sign (and timestamp) program excutable file hugeclock.exe and install program hugeclock-setup.exe. The signature says it was signed by MICHAEL ROBINSON. Code Signing proves that the program actually came from me and has not been modified by a hacker since it was signed.
Run Windows File Explorer (explorer.exe) right click on the file and select Properties:
Then click on the tab Digital Signatures, and click the Details button:
Then click the View Certificate button to see my certificate:
If even one byte is changed, either in the file or in the signature, the signature will show as
in the file properties.
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. It does not make any connections to the internet.
The purchase price is
(Five US Dollars). I accept major credit cards,
, or personal checks. Press one of the links below and your browser will open and go to PayPal with all the purchase information already filled out. You can use PayPal to pay by
even if you do not have a PayPal account. The total cost to you is $5.00. No fees. Use your Visa, Mastercard, American Express, or Discover card. PayPal is a very secure and reliable payment system used by millions of people around the world. Pay once and all future upgrades are free.
Or send payment by
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Or send personal check or money order payable to Michael Robinson
PO Box 95
Shelton, CT 06484
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The Official PayPal Verified Seal above means that I have provided PayPal with proof that I have a bank account and that my address is valid. Banks are required by law to screen account holders so PayPal's verification process increases security when you pay parties you do not know. My bank has my address and Social Security number on file. I have been using PayPal for over 20 years.
I use PayPal because the fees are low. If you send me $5.00 PayPal only takes about $0.45 so I net $4.55. All other payment services take several dollars so I would have to charge $8 or more for my program to gain the same net. This lowers the cost to you. PayPal is usually free for most transactions, such as Ebay auction payments, but as a business I am required to have a Premier Account with fees. If you do not have a PayPal account, you can still use PayPal to make a payment using your credit card. PayPal is a very secure and reliable payment system used by millions of people around the world.