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The email compression experts since 1995

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Is ZipMail available for other webmail platforms?

Yes, we have:

  • ZipMail of Google Gmail
  • ZipMail for MSN Hotmail
  • ZipMail for Yahoo! Mail
  • ZipMail for Webmails Pro
    Contrary to ZipMail of Google Gmail, ZipMail for MSN Hotmail and ZipMail for Yahoo that are dedicated to a single webmail platform, ZipMail for Webmails Pro can be configured to support (if needed simultaneously) multiple webmails (Gmail, Hotmail, Yahoo and others).
  • ZipMail for Microsoft Outlook Web Access
    Please see:
    www.outlook-compression.com
    This version of ZipMail is currently intended for corporate customers and is not sold online. Licensing Entry point is a 50 user license.
    Please contact us for pricing information.
  • ZipMail for Lotus Domino Web Access.
    Please see:
    www.notes-compression.com
    This version of ZipMail is intended for corporate customers and is not sold online. Licensing entry point is a 50 user license.
    Please contact us for pricing information.

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Is ZipMail available for rich email clients like Microsoft Outlook and Lotus Notes?

Yes! We have the following versions available:

  • ZipMail for Microsoft Outlook and Microsoft Outlook Express
    This version is currently intended for corporate customers and is not sold online. Licensing Entry point is a 50 user license. Please contact us for pricing information.
    www.outlook-compression.com
    It will be available for download and online purchase in the coming weeks.
  • ZipMail for Lotus Notes
    This version is intended for corporate customers and is not sold online. Licensing Entry point is a 50 user license. Please contact us for pricing information.

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What about ZipMail compression ratios?

Compression ratios depend on the type of the files you compress. Some files types like for instance .DOC, .XLS, .TXT, .BMP are compressible some others like for instance .AVI, .MP3, .JPG, .GIF are not.

Since ZipMail compresses files using the industry-standard ZIP compression algorithm, ZipMail delivers the same compression ratio as other ZIP compression tools like WinZip, PKZip etc. ZIP files produced by ZipMail can be opened by any other ZIP utility. The transparent ZIP decompression feature of ZipMail can handle attached ZIP files produced by any other ZIP utility.

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What are the different options the recipients of my ZIP files have to decompress these files?

ZipMail for Webmails Pro (as well as all of the other versions of ZipMail) includes transparent decompression of ZIP attached files. So if your recipients have ZipMail installed they do not need anything else.

If they don't, other options are:

1)-The Windows XP built-in Zip utility shows ZIP files as folders and the files compressed into ZIP files as standard files than can be opened, copied etc. by using the standard Windows Explorer features. So all Windows XP users can access/decompress ZIP attached files by double-clicking on them.

2)-Since ZipMail compresses files using the ZIP compression algorithm ZIP compression tools like WinZip, PKZip etc. can decompress ZIP files produced by ZipMail.

3)-We also provide a free decompression utility named unZIP that can be downloaded from our web site. UnZip supports the decompression of password-protected encrypted ZIP files including ZIP files encrypted in AES format.

This is the main windows of unZIP:

For more detailed information about unZIP and how to download unZIP, please see the unZIP page of this web site.

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What makes ZipMail for Webmails Pro different of other ZIP utilities like WinZip and PKZip?

The key difference is that ZipMail is fully integrated to Webmails Pro. When ZipMail is installed, Webmail attached files are, by default, compressed automatically and transparently, not requesting you to do any special action or to even think about the fact you have to compress your attached files.

Same thing for the password protection / encryption of your attached files. ZipMail displays a password text box at the bottom of the Webmail attached file selection dialog. Simply enter your password here to secure your selected files. If you don't need to secure your files, simply ignore this text box.

ZipMail compression/decompression and encryption/ decryption features are available at the exact time you need them, not requesting you to even think about compressing/decompressing or encrypting/decrypting before you attach/detach your files to/from your Webmail messages.

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When ZipMail for Webmails Pro is installed is it still possible not to compress some attached files if needed?

Sure! See the "Compress" check box in the bottom right corner of the Webmail attached file selection dialog. If you uncheck it, the selected files to attach will not be compressed by ZipMail.

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