How to turn automatic zipping off

After you install Courier, as a registered application or to try it out, you will find that everytime you send an email message with an attachment, that attachment will be sent as a Zip file. This article gives information on how to prevent automatic zipping from happening if that is your preference.

One message at a time

The default for WinZip Courier is to always zip the files that you attach to your email messages. You have the option to turn attachment zipping off with each email message you are creating.


Single file attachment exclusions Outlook only

If you are attaching only one file, you can configure Attachment Options so that automatic zipping will be off for certain files (when automatic zipping is turned on, Courier always zips multiple attached files). To do this:

  1. Open Outlook to its main window
  2. Click the Courier icon in the upper right corner of the Home tab and choose Options
    Click Courier and click Options
  3. Click the Attachment options button and look in the Single Attachments section
  4. Configure settings for Single Attachments

Exclude Attachments Outlook only

With WinZip Courier 7.0 or later you can configure the option to always exclude certain file attachments. This option should be considered carefully, as it will tell Courier to ignore types of files by their extension. If you often send small files of a certain type and simply do not want Courier to ever zip these files, you may want to configure this option. To do so:

  1. Open Outlook to its main window
  2. Click the Courier icon in the upper right corner of the Home tab and choose Options
  3. Click the Attachment options button
  4. In the text box below the sentence And never zip attachments with the following extensions: type in a file extension to exclude. Type a semicolon after each file extension when you are entering more than one.
    Configure file attachment exclusions
  5. Click OK and then click Close


Turn Zip Attachments off by default

To change Courier's default behavior so that automatic zipping is off by default, you can:

  1. Open Outlook to its main window
  2. Click the Courier icon in the upper right corner of the Home tab and choose Options
  3. Click the Attachment options button
  4. In the top of Attachment Options click in the check box next to "Enable attachment zipping" in order to uncheck the box
    Uncheck the Zip files box
  5. Click OK and then click Close

For versions of Courier before version 8.0, you will need to open the configuration dialog available from the Start menu. To do this:

  1. Click Start and click All Programs
  2. Scroll down to and click WinZip Courier
  3. Click Configure WinZip Courier
  4. Click the Attachment options button
  5. In the top of Attachment Options click in the check box next to "Zip files before attaching to message" in order to uncheck the box
  6. Click OK and then click Close

If you have any questions about this information, please email Technical Support.

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