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Type of Program: Internet Utility
Supported Platforms: Windows 95/NT
Company/ Name: PEPSOFT
Version: 1.0
Price: $14.00
Installed Size: 1.15MB


Every time you send a file or files to somebody via email you have to open your email program, click on new, click on attached and more for each file you want to send and that sends the file in it's original size. If you want to zip up the files to send them first you have to open you zip program and choose the file or files you want to zip then still go through the steps above to attach the zip file to the email. If you do this enough times it gets old.

Now with EmailZIP you no longer have to open your zip program or your email program to send files in compressed format via email. Start EmailZIP and a window opens with an explorer type file directory window on the left and an empty box on the right. Simply select the files you want to send in the directory on the left and click Add or Add-All if you want to send all the files displayed on the left and they appear in the box on right. You can select files from multiple directories to add to the list to the right. EmailZIP will ask you if you want to include the directories whenever you add them to the list. If you accidentally include a file in the list that you don't want to send simply click on the file and click remove to remove it from the list. If you decide you want to start all over just click clear. If you would rather use Windows Explorer to add files to the list you can select the files you want to include in Windows Explorer and Drag them to EmailZIP and drop them. When you are done including all the files you want to send click OK.

Other options in the original screen is the ability to enter a file extension such as *.txt so that only files with that extension will appear in the directory window. Another option is the ability to view graphic files with the BMP, JPG, GIF, PNG, TIF, PCX, WMF extensions. Just click on the graphic file in the directory list and it will appear in the resizable graphic box. To use the graphic viewer option you have to put a check beside "View Pictures". Of course there is also a button for help and a button for registering the program.

After you click OK a new window appears. In this window you type in your STMP host, your email address, and your name (the last information entered into these boxes will be there next time you use EmailZIP) under the From Heading. Then type in email address or addresses you want the files sent to under the To Heading. To send to more one address separate the addresses with a ";". If you want the files to go to somebody but you don't want their address to appear in the email message put their address in the ListBcc box (you can use multiple addresses here also). Bcc stands for Blind Courtesy Copy. Note addresses you type in will be kept in a drop down list so you don't have to enter these addresses every time you use EmailZIP. After you have entered everybody you want the files to go to simply type in a subject for the email message and any text that you want to appear to appear in the email message and click send. EmailZIP will tell you to make sure you are connected to the internet and then click OK. It will then start sending the email with the zip file attached. Note the zip file will always be called Once you click ok a progress window will appear and when it is done sending it will tell you. Then you are brought back to the second the window so you can resend the same files to somebody else. If you don't want to send them to anybody else just click cancel and it will bring you back to the original EmailZIP window where you can start selecting other files to send other people or exit.

At the bottom of each email there will be an ad for EmailZIP one of those that says this message created by EmailZIP... and so on. You can evaluate the program for 30 days before registering it. Registering it will give you free upgrades for a year and 3 months of email support. Instructions for registering is included in the help.

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Reviewed by Zonia J. Heath

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