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Is there a website that I can enter a file URL and an email address, and the website will download the file and send it directly to the email address?

I can set this up on a private server, but I'm hoping this already exists somewhere.

Edit: For example, my company blocks the website of one of the podcasts I listen to. I'd like to be able to submit the URL of the mp3 file and the service would download it then send it to me as an attachment.

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if the file is in the url, then why not email the url? it has to be an attachment? –  barlop Nov 11 '10 at 3:35
    
Yeah thats right, I'm wondering if there's anything that will take the URL, then send the file as an attachment to the email address I specify. –  Alex J. Roberts Nov 11 '10 at 4:15
    
Why don't you just download the podcast on the private server? –  fideli Nov 11 '10 at 6:26
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One example would be bypassing Kindle restriction on downloading PDFs. They can be sent to Amazon to send it further. This is what I'm looking for. –  dhill Mar 26 '11 at 23:40
    
@dhill: I do not like the download restrictions of the Kindle's experimental browser either. I have added a solution which is not tested with (or extended to) the experimental browser yet. --- Being lazy I save my work by emailing just an URL instead of a downloaded file to deliver it to kindle. See the point 2. in my answer. –  pabouk yesterday

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I do not know about a single service which will do what you want but you can achieve the requested functionality using a combination of at least two free services.

IFTTT and send using Gmail

In IFTT the Gmail action allows you to add an attachment to the email from a specified URL. You can chose various triggers as a way to deliver the URL to IFTTT:

  1. Date & Time — You enter the URL directly to IFTT. Email is sent at the time you specify.
  2. Gmail — You send the URL by email through your Gmail.
  3. Pocket — You add the URL to your Pocket (optionally with a certain tag).
  4. Delicious — You add the URL to Delicious (optionally with a certain tag).

... There are many additional triggers capable of delivering a URL to IFTTT available.

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Very interesting. I'll look into it :) –  Alex J. Roberts Aug 26 at 1:37
    
@AlexJ.Roberts: I am glad that you like the answer. I have added my tested IFTTT recipe for the point 2 - URL from email. –  pabouk yesterday

I think this best be on your private hosting space, since this it can be bandwidth intensive.

parse the URL; "wget content" ; mail user@example.com

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I was hoping to avoid using my own bandwidth but this is probably the best solution. –  Alex J. Roberts Nov 11 '10 at 23:48

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