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File - Send and Receive

In addition to sending messages/chatting, Rainmail Chat users can send/receive files from fellow users. Please note that File transfer is only possible within a LAN/WAN/VPN. File transfer over public Internet is not possible with Rainmail Chat Server. Instructions for sending/receiving files follow: 

 

Sending Files 

 

  1. Login to Pidgin Chat client. Right click on the user to whom file has to be sent. That will bring up the following Window.

  1. Select Send File.... That will bring up the following Window.

  1. Select the file to be transferred from the above Window. Click on Open. That will initiate the transfer process. The recipient will be prompted for accepting the file. Once accepted, Rainmail will transfer the file to recipient and progress of the same shown as follows:

 

Receiving Files 

  1. When an user sends a file, Rainmail Chat client will pop the following Window.

  1. To receive the file, click on Accept. That will bring up the following dialog.

  1. Give the name of file to be saved in Name: field. Specify folder where the file is to be saved in Save in folder: field. Click on Save. That will initiate the transfer process and bring up the following dialog.

  1. Once the file has been fully received, it will be available in the folder specified.
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