Features & Benefits
Reduce the volume of Hotmail attached files
With Hotmail, you can send and receive emails up to 10 megabytes (MB) in size (20 MB with Hotmail Plus). ZipMail, by transparently and automatically compressing your Hotmail attached files into industry-standard Zip files, enables you to attach more than 10 MB of files to your Hotmail messages. 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 Hotmail storage space
The storage space provide by MSN Hotmail is limited to 250 MB (2GB with Hotmail Plus).
Since most of your Hotmail storage space will be consumed by attached files, and because sent emails are stored in your Hotmail Sent Messages folder (and you like to keep them here or in other folders), ZipMail, by automatically compressing the attached files you send, will significantly optimize your Hotmail storage space (and the storage space of your attached file recipients as well).
Encrypt the body of your Hotmail messages
One of the main concerns about Hotmail is privacy. A web search on Hotmail 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 Hotmail 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 Hotmail attached files
This is another ZipMail feature enabling to improve Hotmail privacy.
ZipMail enables to password-protect your Hotmail 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 Hotmail attached files.
Transparent Zip decompression included
ZipMail enables you to decompress Hotmail 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
In Hotmail you can only select 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 the Hotmail maximum message size, ZipMail will warn you.
Integrate the Hotmail attached file and volume policies when attaching files
Hotmail prevents EXE and other "active" files like BAT, CMD, COM, WSC, WSH and others) to be sent (even when compressed into Zip files).
Maximum Hotmail message size is 10 MB.
ZipMail complies with these Hotmail 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 by Hotmail 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 Hotmail attached file selection dialog list-view is displayed based on your settings.