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Compressing Email Attachments with the Windows Winzip Utility

The Winzip Utility

WinZip is a popular Windows utility for creating and manipulating compressed files (ZIP files). The software may be acquired at

Creating and Emailing a Compressed Archive in One Step with WinZip

Right-click on the file or folder you wish to compress and send, and select the WinZip submenu. There will be a menu entry labelled Zip and E-Mail <file or folder name>.zip. Click on that menu item and WinZip will automatically compress the file or folder and create an outgoing email with the resulting compressed file as an attachment.

If you have questions about using WinZip, please consult the WinZip documentation and help files, or contact WinZip support.

Last updated: Feb. 05, 2009