03 MAY 2019

WeTransfer integrated into Mozilla’s Thunderbird email client

New WeTransfer integration makes it easy to share big files straight from Mozilla’s email client.

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WeTransfer and the Thunderbird team have partnered to make the sharing and sending of big ideas easier than ever. This time, through email.

The latest version of the Thunderbird email client built by the Thunderbird community under the Mozilla Foundation, now supports WeTransfer’s file-sharing service. This allows users to send up to 2GB of files for free: without leaving their email and without signing up for anything.

The integration works by opening WeTransfer in the Thunderbird app whenever a user tries to send a large email attachment.

Mozilla (stylized as moz://a) is an open source software community founded in 1998. The community uses, develops, spreads and supports Mozilla products, thereby promoting exclusively free software and open standards.

Travis Brown, WeTransfer VP of Business Development, commented: “Mozilla and WeTransfer share similar values. We're focused on the user and on maintaining our user's privacy and an open internet. We’ll continue to work with their team across multiple areas and put privacy at the front of those initiatives.”

Ryan Sipes, Community Manager for Thunderbird commented:

"WeTransfer will allow our users to send large files easily and for free within Thunderbird. We think this really improves the experience of sharing and collaboration for our users. We're very pleased to be able to work with WeTransfer on such an amazing feature."

In 2018, WeTransfer and Mozilla announced the integration of file-sharing with WeTransfer into Mozilla’s web browser Firefox. With the WeTransfer integration into Thunderbird, it will be easier than ever to share ideas directly from the email client.

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About WeTransfer

WeTransfer makes tools to move ideas. Founded in 2009 in Amsterdam as a simple, well-designed file sharing service for the creative community, WeTransfer has grown to include tools that scale across the creative spectrum, including editorial platform WePresent (with 3M monthly readers), mobile app 'Collect by WeTransfer' (with 4M monthly users), quick slide-making tool Paste® (with 40,000 active teams), immersive sketching tool Paper® (with more than 30M downloads), and the original web platform with 60M monthly users and over a billion files sent each month.

From the beginning, WeTransfer has prioritized bringing “offline” values - trust, transparency, and ethics - online. This means having a responsible data policy and tools that don’t distract people from their creative flow. WeTransfer has pioneered a new means of online advertising, resulting in the platform’s full-page wallpapers, designed by our award-winning in-house creative studio. Advertisers include industry-leading brands like Apple, Saint Laurent, Google, Balenciaga, Samsung, Netflix, Adidas, and Squarespace.

Since its founding, WeTransfer has proudly supported the creative communities and given up to 30% of advertising space to support the arts, donating over 5 billion impressions in 2017. Through our ongoing advertising grant program and content platform, WePresent, we have partnered with hundreds of groundbreaking artists and organizations, including Björk, King Krule, FKA twigs, Ryan McGinley, Ami Vitale, the Nelson Mandela Foundation, the UN Development Program, the World Wildlife Foundation and the Prince Estate. In 2016, WeTransfer launched the world’s first free Masters of the Arts in design thinking with the University of the Underground and Worldwide FM, the global radio station run by legendary BBC DJ Gilles Peterson.

Following a $25 million investment from Highland Europe in 2015, WeTransfer opened a US office in Venice Beach, Los Angeles, to add to the Amsterdam headquarters. In 2018, WeTransfer acquired popular creative apps Paper® and Paste® and expanded its US presence to New York City.

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