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Can I use WinZip's email features with AOL?

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Last updated: 10 Sep, 2014
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You can use WinZip's email features, such as Zip and E-Mail with AOL 7.0, AOL 8.0, or AOL 9.0.

Most of WinZip's email features require a "MAPI-compatible" email program. MAPI is a standard interface that allows WinZip and other programs (including Windows itself) to instruct your email program to create a new message, attach a file to it, etc. AOL 7.0, AOL 8.0, and AOL 9.0 are MAPI-compatible, but earlier versions of the AOL software are not. Therefore, WinZip's email features will not work with either AOL 4.0, AOL 5.0, or AOL 6.0.

If you are using AOL 7.0 or AOL 8.0, but WinZip's email features are not working properly, you may need to configure AOL to be the default MAPI client:

  • Sign on to AOL.
  • Click the Keyword button.
  • In the resulting "Keyword" dialog, type the word "Preferences" (without quotes) into the text box, and click the Go button.
  • In the resulting "Preferences" dialog, click on the Association link to select "America Online" as your preferred application for web browsing, email and newsgroups.
  • In the resulting "Associations Preferences" dialog, click the OK button.

AOL will now be your default program for email, Internet browsing, and accessing newsgroups.

You can set AOL 9.0 as the default email program as follows:

  • Sign on to AOL.
  • Click the Settings icon on the toolbar.
  • Click the AOL as Default link.
  • Click the OK button.

AOL will now be your default program for email, Internet browsing, and accessing newsgroups.

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