scp is absolutely great, here is the syntax:
scp file_to_copy email@example.com
:/home/user (or any path you deem appropriate)
You can also use the -r option to do recursive copies :-)
scp -r user@server:/home/user .
You will get prompted for the server password each time (you can also use private/public keys to skip this step, look up keygen - or something like that I forget!)