What's the easiest way to transfer an item from my main character to an alt?

Coming from World of Warcraft I expected to be able to mail it to my other character, but this doesn't seem to be an option, giving me "Unable to find recipient".

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You're unable to send mail to other characters on your account. However, the Bank is an account-wide stash that is shared by all characters on one account. You can transfer items that way.

As a workaround, you could mail something to a friend/guildie, and have them mail your item(s) back to you. This mail can be opened on any one of your characters.

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    It can also be accessed from any crafting station! – Raven Dreamer Sep 1 '12 at 16:41
  • Thx for the answer. I truly hope there's also an easier way - this would mean it's easier to transfer something to someone else than to your own character? – Jeroen Sep 1 '12 at 17:41
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    @Jeroen From the field, yeah, that's pretty much the case. – FAE Sep 1 '12 at 17:50
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    You can also transfer money to an alt at the bank. It's easy to miss, but in the bottom right corner there is a small button "deposit". – Arahman Sep 28 '12 at 9:29
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    In fact, crafting automatically accesses your bank stash as well. This comes in very handy sometimes. – Shadur Jan 24 '13 at 5:46

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