Attachments are not compressed by Outlook 98

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In addition to sending text messages, Microsoft Outlook can send attachedfiles with your e-mail. Including an attachment in an e-mail messageincreases the file size of your message, and can impact transmission speedand create network bottlenecks.
One way to decrease this negative impact is file compression. However, dueto mail standards, Outlook does not compress file attachments.

The following third-party products that perform file compression arereadily available.

BKZip 97 (Bernd Kemmlers)

Features the ability to create, view, and extract Zip files. Also usesa slider bar control to determine the amount of compression used.

MaX Compression (C2C Systems)

This add-in automatically compresses and decompresses attachments inOutlook.

TurboZip (Pacific Gold Coast)

You can work with files within archives and e-mails without unzippingor decoding. Also offers built-in ActiveX control for WYSIWYG (what you seeis what you get) viewing of Office 97 documents and spreadsheets.

WinZip (Niko Mak Computing, Inc.)

WinZip features built-in support for popular Internet file formats,including TAR, gzip, Unix compress, UUencode, BinHex, and MIME. ARJ,LZH, and ARC files are supported via external programs.
The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products.Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.For information about how to contact P1, click the appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z
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Article ID: 184123 - Last Review: 10/07/2013 22:49:16 - Revision: 4.0

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