Features & Benefits
Reduce the volume of Webmail attached files
With most of the webmails, you can send and receive emails up to 10 megabytes (MB) in size (or 20 MB with "Plus" options available for a montly fee). ZipMail, by transparently and automatically compressing your webmail attached files into industry-standard Zip files, enables you to attach more than 10 MB of files to your emails. Depending on the types of the files you compress, a 10 MB Zip files can contain 15 MB, 20 MB of compressed files or even more. You can so attach files having a non-compressed size over 10 MB, provided their compressed size is less than 10 MB (ZipMail will tell you).
Optimize your Webmail storage space
Although the storage space provide by webmails public or corporate webmail providers is sometimes quite impressive; for instance “over 2,600 megabytes of storage” for Google Gmail at the time we write this page, it is not unlimited.
By compressing the attached files you send, and since sent emails are stored in your webmail Sent Mails folder, ZipMail helps you to optimize your webmail storage space (and the storage space of your attached file recipients as well).
Encrypt the body of your Webmail messages
One of the main concerns about Webmails is privacy. A web search on Gmail Privacy, Hotmail privacy or Yahoo Mail privacy returns several million results!
ZipMail enables you to encrypt the body of your message in a password protected Zip file. With ZipMail you can now fully protect the privacy of your WebMail messages when needed.
More information and screen shots of the ZipMail Secured Notes Editor can be found in the page about ZipMail Secured Notes.
Encrypt your Webmail attached files
This is another ZipMail feature enabling to improve Webmail privacy.
ZipMail enables to password-protect your Webmail attached files and to encrypt them using standard PKZIP encryption algorithm or strong AES encryption algorithm.
With ZipMail you can now fully protect the privacy of your Webmail attached files.
Transparent Zip decompression included
ZipMail enables you to decompress Zip attached files transparently with no need for any decompression utility.
Password-protected/encrypted Zip attached files are fully supported whatever is their encryption mode (MKZIP or AES); When trying to decompress a password-protected encrypted Zip attached file, ZipMail will ask you to enter the password in order to decrypt and decompress the file.
Select multiple attached files in a single operation
Most of the webmails let you select only one file to attach at a time. So if you want to attach ten files to a message, you need to click the Browse button ten times and to select ten times one single file.
With ZipMail, the number of files to attach you can select in a single operation is unlimited. You can so select your ten files in a single file selection operation. All of the selected files will be compressed into a single Zip file that will be attached to your email. In case the resulting Zip file exceeds 10 MB (that is the most common email maximum size limit for webmails) ZipMail will warn you (the attached file size triggering the warning can be configured).
Integrate attached file and volume policies when attaching files
Most of the webmails prevent EXE and other "active" files like BAT, CMD, COM, WSC, WSH and others) to be sent (even when compressed into Zip files).
Maximum message size is frequently limited to 10 MB.
ZipMail complies with these limitations and warns you instantly when you try to attach "active" files as well as files exceeding the 10 MB size limit after compression (these limitations can be configured), so avoiding time lost and frustration resulting of the rejection of non-compliant emails.
Persistency of the attached file selection dialog settings
This is a minor feature but very much appreciated by ZipMail users. When you modify the attached file selection dialog list-view settings, choosing for instance "Details" or "Thumbnails", ZipMail remembers your settings.
Next time you attach files, the attached file selection dialog list-view is displayed based on your settings.