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Downloading Files

 


There are two options for downloading files with MassTransit Web – using the MassTransit Web Assistant plug-in or using the MassTransit HTTP feature.

The MassTransit Web Assistant plug-in needs to be downloaded and installed from the Web client or the Ad hoc contact the first time they log into the MassTransit web site from a particular Windows or Mac operating system. After that, they will not be prompted to install it unless the MassTransit server is upgraded.

If the installed plug-in version does not match with the MassTransit server version, the user will be prompted to download and install the newer version. If you are using a plug-in version 6.1.1 or higher, you will be able to transfer files with MassTransit 7 without performing an upgrade. Otherwise, the user will be able to transfer files only with HTTP.

In order Web client and Ad hoc contacts to be able to transfer files via HTTP, the administrator of MassTransit needs to configure the feature on the server first. The contacts can easily switch to use HTTP (and back to plug-in) when they are logged into the MassTransit web site.

If the connection to server is configured to be secure, when the Web client or Ad hoc contacts use HTTP to transfer files, they will be actually using HTTPS.


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Downloading Files with the MassTransit Web Assistant Plug-in

 


When you have downloaded and installed the MassTransit Web Assistant plug-in, you need to configure your account to use it and then you can start transmitting files with it.

Configure Your Web Account to Use the Plug-in


Transmitting files via the plug-in may be set as a default method by your administrator. To see what the currently used transfer method is, look at the left top corner of the web browser page:

  • if you are using the plug-in, the following will be displayed:
       
        The name in the quotations is your user name and next to it is displayed the used transfer method. In this case, you are ready to use the plug-in.
  • if you are using HTTP, the following will be displayed:
       
        The name in the quotations is your user name and next to it is displayed the used transfer method. In this case, click on the Switch to use MassTransit Plug-in button in the right top corner of the page.

Now, you can download files via the plug-in.


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Plug-in Downloads

 


If you are logged into the MassTransit web site and you have set to use the plug-in, follow the steps below to download the designated for you files:

    1. Open the Download Files tab.

    2. If there are any files for download, they will be displayed in a list on the page.

         a. Using MassTransit 7.1:

   

         b. Using MassTransit 7.2 and later:

   

    3. Select the files you want to download. You can do that by:
         a. checking the box next to desired file names – to download only selected files;
         b. checking the box in the top of the list – to download all files;
         When there are selected files from the list, there will be displayed information about them above the files list.

        

    4. When you have selected the files you want to download, click on one of the buttons:
         a. Download All – clicking on this button will download all listed files;
         b. Download Selected – clicking on this button will download only the select files.

    5. The Browse for Folder window will appear. Select the location where you want to download the files and click OK.

    6. The MassTransit Web Assistant plug-in will launch and the file transfer will begin. You can observe transfer information in the Log tab of the plug-in.

The files should be downloaded successfully in the selected location.

    7. MassTransit 7.2 and later plug-in has new options available:

         a. Show file(s) that have already been downloaded, this option allows users to see already downloaded files. When selecting the "Show file(s) that have already been downloaded" check-box, the files downloaded by the web user will be displayed and can be downloaded again. This option applies only to files that have been physically added to the To Send user mailbox. Files queued programmatically or by the drag and drop method to MassTransit will not be available for re-download.

         b. Switch to folder-style table view is a new option of the web interface. When a whole folder is added to be sent or is available for download, you can review the folder with its name by choosing the Switch to folder-style table view option. Normally the folder will be presented by its content as a list of files. When you switch to folder view you will see a folder or file icon in front of each attached item, depending on the type of the item. If you want to switch back to files view you can do so by selecting the Switch to files only table view option. The folder view shows each top-level folder added, not sub-folders.



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Downloading Files with HTTP

 


When HTTP is configured on the MassTransit server, you need to configure your account to use it and then you can start transmitting files using HTTP.


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Configure Your Web Account to Use HTTP

 

 

NOTE:

To use HTTP, it needs to be configured on the MassTransit server first.

Transmitting files via the HTTP may be set as a default method by your administrator. To see what the currently used transfer method is, look at the left top corner of the web browser page:

  • if you are using the plug-in, the following will be displayed:
       
        In this case, click on the Switch to use HTTP button in the right top corner of the page.
  • if you are using HTTP, the following will be displayed:
       
        In this case, you are ready to use HTTP.

Now, you are can download files via HTTP.


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HTTP Downloads

 


If you are logged into the MassTransit web site and you are set to use HTTP, follow the steps below to download your files:

    1. Open the Download Files tab.

    2. If there are any files for download, they will be displayed in a list on the page.

         a. Using MassTransit 7.1:

   

         b. Using MassTransit 7.2 and later:

   

    3. Select the files you want to download. You can do that by:
         a. checking the box next to desired file names – to download only selected files;
         b. checking the box in the top of the list – to download all files;
         When there are selected files from the list, there will be displayed information about them above the files list.

        
    4. If you are using Mozilla Firefox, the files will be compressed before downloading by default. Otherwise, you can choose whether to compress them or not by checking the Compress file(s) before downloading check box under the buttons for download. This option is only available for one single file. If you choose more than one file they will automatically be compressed before download as the HTTP protocol does not allow queueing more than one file for transfer. 

    5. When you have selected the files you want to download, click on one of the buttons:
         a. Download All – clicking on this button will download all listed files;
         b. Download Selected – clicking on this button will download only the select files.

    6. A dialog box will appear asking to open or to save the files. Click on the Save button. Select the location where you want to download the files and click OK.

    7. The file transfer will begin.

The files should be downloaded successfully on the selected location.

    8. MassTransit 7.2 and later has new options available:

         a. Show file(s) that have already been downloaded: this option allows users to see already downloaded files. When selecting the "Show file(s) that have already been downloaded" check-box, the files downloaded by the web user will be displayed and can be downloaded again. This option applies only to files that have been physically added to the To Send user mailbox. Files queued programmatically or by the drag and drop method to MassTransit will not be available for re-download.

         b. Switch to folder-style table view is a new option of the web interface. When a whole folder is added to be send or is available for download, you can review the folder with its name by choosing the Switch to folder-style table view option. Normally the folder will be presented by its content as list of files. When you switch to folder view you will see an icon for folder or file in front of each attached item, depending on the items. If you want to switch back to files view you can do so by selecting the Switch to files only table view option.

NOTE:

Many browsers have a preference setting for where downloaded files should be saved. If this preference is set, you may not see the dialog asking you where to save the files. Instead, the files will be automatically saved into the preference location.



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