This is an old post. Information here may be out-dated, or the post may re­flect opin­ions or be­liefs I no longer share.

Yesterday, I faced an is­sue send­ing a PDF file through my NextCloud provider. I don't like to self-host some­thing so crit­i­cal be­cause it has my con­tacts, cal­en­dar, and files. Unfortunately, my cloud host provider runs ver­sion 18 whereas it ap­pears to be fixed in ver­sion 19.

Previously, I had used Firefox Send for this but it had been shut down tem­porar­ily due to con­cerns around mal­ware be­ing sent us­ing the ser­vice. I asked the Fosstodon com­mu­nity for an al­ter­na­tive as I was un­happy not be­ing able to pass­word-pro­tect or set an ex­pi­ra­tion date on WeTransfer or Dropbox.

Very quickly, I dis­cov­ered Lufi. I like the user-ex­pe­ri­ence as tried on a pub­lic in­stance, and will self host it for sure. Even more so now that Firefox Send has been of­fi­cially shut down, as many in the pri­vacy com­mu­nity pre­dicted would hap­pen.