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Zip Files & Email

Discussion in 'Web & Email' started by markwalker, Jan 17, 2002.

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  1. markwalker

    markwalker Thread Starter

    Nov 28, 2001
    :) I know zip files are a way of compacting a large file and thus making it easier to send over the internet, or so i thought...

    I want to Zip a file from Window's media player, the file is about 4meg. I then wanna send this via email to a friend of mine.

    How i went about this.......

    Went into the file, high-lighted it, right mouse clicked, option came up... zip and send as email? Yes please. Went to send it and it took 30 mins to send, and after all that it still didn't work, it never left my outbox even after saying 100% complete.

    When you Zip and send a file should it take that long? Is that the norm? Have i done something wrong?

    I'm running on window's ME for your info and have the latest version of Winzip.

    Thanks in advance

  2. Monk_


    Sep 7, 2001
    Try zipping the file in Winzip then sending it as an email attachment rather than using the right click option.
  3. jbcalg


    Oct 29, 2001
    note: most ISPs have a size limit on what you can send, anywhere from 3mb - 5mb

    if that might be the case
    here's another way to zip/send large files

    winzip can zip large files onto multiple floppies
    choose the option before starting the zip
    zip onto what ever number of floppies it takes
    then copy the floppy files back to your hdd
    email them one, or 2, at a time

    [edit]the receiving end has to save them back onto floppies to unzip and should label them 1,2, etc

    [edit2] brain just clicked on again - OE has a feature where you can break up file sizes larger than a set amount, just had to do that today to send a 5mb file

    tools, accounts, (pick account) properties, advanced, sending (adjust the send file break up amount to 2 or 3 mb), apply
  4. ian.t


    Nov 24, 2001
    Also worth bearing in mind that some file types, such as MPEG, do not compress very well.
    Usually best to zip up the file/s you want onto the desktop, or somewhere, right click and view the size before sending.

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