hi thekb, and welcome to sevenforums,
rather than try to set up an ftp server, i think it would be easier to use an online file-sharing service, such as windows live skydrive
. here are some more instructions
there are limitations though - you've got 25GB in total, and maximum individual file size is 50MB, and you need a (freely available) windows live ID.
if that doesn't suit your purposes, you could try another online storage service such as adrive
, which gives you 50GB, with no filesize limit. i've never used it, so don't know what it's like. the basic plan is free.
simply put, you upload the files, then you get a link for where those files are, you then email that link to your friend, and he can then download them at his leisure.