File Distribution Method or Plan (consulting only)

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Web, Mobile & Software Dev Scripts & Utilities Posted 3 years ago

Fixed Price

Budget: $30
Delivery by May 30, 2013

Start Date

April 30, 2013


This is a consulting project.  This project awards $30 to the best, most cost effective and simple plan to solve the file distribution problem.  This is not a programming job...although it may become one.  All that is require is to explain how you would solve the problem.

Problem and parameters:
* Distribute 5000 files to 5000 people via email in 24-36 hours
* Files are up to 6 mg in size....and likely a jpg format.  They will be stored on a cloud file service like Google Drive or Amazon Cloud.  File names consist of 4 digits.  The files are not confidential but we would prefer they're not publically available.  The recipient of the email/file may share it with others by any means they choose.  
* There are a few alternatives regarding distribution of the file.  The file may be:
     1. Send as an email attachment.  This is the preferred method...even better      if 1 & 2 are combined.  
     2. Embedded in the email.
     3. Available by a link.
     4.  Others???
* The email addresses are confidential and should not be accessible by anyone
* The email will include text (HTML) to explain the attachment.
* A simple spreadsheet contains the donor email addresses (ex. bob@gmail) and donor number (4 digits ex. 1234) which corresponds to the file name (1234.jpg).  An option (not preferred) we could add a third column to the spreadsheet which could contain a shared link to the file (remember there are 5000 files - may not be easy to get the links)

* All email addresses are those of supporters of our non-profit, ie this is not Spam, or solicitation of any kind.
* I have no programming skills so keep this in mind when I say a simple solution is desired.
* You may submit a fixed price to implement your solution with your proposed solution

Possible systems, providers
* Google Drive, Google Docs
* Google Apps for Business (but email limits apply)
* Amazon Cloud, SES, EC2
* for email in conjunction with SES
* Campaigner with mail merge - but this would only be for sharing links

Again, to get the $30 describe the best plan (you are not doing the work - just laying out a strategy).  Doing the work (executing the plan) will be a separate job.  

Feel free to ask questions.  Be creative, original and keep it simple.

Skills: cloud-computing, script-writing

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