Compress Attachments

CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro enables automatic compression of attachments that are included in email messages. This is a useful feature if you want to attach a file to a message and its size is too large, especially when you do not want to store it on a public server. CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro will automatically compress the attachment to reduce the file size and send the message. 

How to configure this action 

To activate this action, click Add in the Actions tab and select Compress attachments (Fig. 1.). 

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Fig. 1. Choosing Compress attachments on the Actions tab.

The Compress attachments action will appear on the List of actions while the right pane will show the action's properties (Fig. 2.). 

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Fig. 2. Properties pane of the Compress Attachments action.

In the properties pane you can set the attachments' size limit by entering a proper value in the Compress only attachments bigger than field (Fig. 3.). Thanks to this setting, you may decide about the attachment size that will trigger the action.

ER Pro 2.x - Defining the size of compression.
Fig. 3. Setting the attachment file size limit below which the program will not compress.

To define file extensions that will not be compressed by the program, click Add and provide the extensions (Fig. 4.). You can also remove the extensions by marking them and clicking the
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ER Pro 2.x - Adding new file extension.
Fig. 4. Adding a new file extension to the list of excluded files.

After configuring the action, the attachments in messages that match the criteria defined in Conditions will be compressed into a ZIP archive by CodeTwo Exchange Rules Pro.

See next

How to compress, remove and store attachments of a specific size in the incoming mail

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