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Set Up E-Mail Account

This dialog allows you to configure an e-mail account for WinZip® jobs and built-in e-mail program. The dialog is accessed by selecting an account in the E-mail tab of the WinZip Options dialog and clicking Add or Change.

To set up an e-mail account:

  • Specify the From name. This is the name that will appear in the "From" line of e-mail messages sent from this account.
  • Specify the From address. This is the e-mail address associated with this account. Any replies will come to this address.
  • Specify the Service name. This is the name of the mail service that is used for your outgoing e-mail. If your service does not exist, select Add a new e-mail service to create the service.
  • Some mail services require that you provide a user name and password in order to send e-mail. If that is the case, type your user name in the space provided, and, optionally, specify your password. If you don't specify a password, WinZip will ask you for the password when the job runs or a message is sent.

    Note: you should be aware of the security implications of saving the e-mail password in the account file. If you are using this account with a WinZip job, please read about WinZip job security considerations.

Click Send test e-mail if you would like to test your account settings. WinZip will attempt to send an e-mail message using the current account settings. The message will be sent both from and to the account specified in From address. If WinZip does not report any errors, wait a few minutes and check your incoming e-mail using your regular e-mail program or web mail service.

When you are done, click OK to save the new account information or Cancel to discard it.