- Start Pando. If it's already running, click the Pando icon in the Dock.
- Click the Share New button on the upper left corner of the window. Pando gives you the option of sharing via Email, IM, or Web. Select Email.
- In the "To" field, enter email addresses of people who you want to receive the Package. Clicking the To button will access your Mac Address Book.
- To add files, you have a couple of convenient options:
- Drag and drop them directly from the Finder into the "Files & folders" field, or
- Press Browse to open Pando’s File Drawer. Use the pop-menu to switch between Movies, Pictures, and Music, or select the Finder to access any document on your hard drive. Drag the files (or folders) you want to share to the “Files & folders” field one at a time.
- If you are sending more than one item, you need to name your Pando Package in the "Package name" input field. (If you are sending only one item, by default Pando will use the filename as the Package name). * Optional: To add a description, click the Package name link. It's a good idea to add a description -- the Package name and description are the first things your recipient will see.Learn more here
- Add an email subject and message, if you like. If you have a premium account, you can password-protect the file, too. Click here for instructions on how to do so.
- Click the Send button in the upper left corner.
- Before you send your first Pando Package, you’ll need to click the [Click to enter your email address] link at the bottom of the window. Enter the name and email address you want your recipients to see when they get your Pando Package. You shouldn't have to enter the info again (Pando’s got a great memory), but you can change these at any time.
- If this is the first Package you are sending with Pando, a window with distorted text will appear. You’ll have to enter the distorted text into the box marked "Code:" and click OK. The one-time test proves beyond reasonable doubt that you are human and not a spam-spewing robot.
- Pando now uploads the full contents of your Package to the Pando network, and sends an email with a small .pando ("dot pando") file attachment to your recipients. (For good measure, it also sends a copy to your email). You'll see a status bar. If, by chance, something goes wrong during the sending process, an error link will appear in the "Sent" column. Click that link for further instructions.
- Want to check if your Package was downloaded? Click the Sent tab. Under the name of the Package you just sent, it will say “Downloads: 0.” This number will go up each time the Package is downloaded.
Two important notes about sending Pando Packages:
- If you turn off your computer, disconnect from the Internet, or shut down Pando before your Package is finished sending, your recipients won't be able to download the Package until the next time you start Pando and complete sending.
- Pando Packages (files you send) expire 7 days after the date sent or the last date the Package was forwarded. Learn more about package expiration here.