WinZip Encryption Guide
How to use WinZip to encrypt email attachments
You can use WinZip to send one or more files in encrypted form. First you need to
create a WinZip archive file and then add the necessary files to the archive file. Then
you need to set a password on the archive and select encryption.
Note: 256 bit is recommended
Note: Do not use your UCLan network password for the WinZip archive file. Choose
something completely different.
You can then send the archive file as an attachment to the recipient. The recipient
will then need to contact you for the password, so remember to supply your contact
telephone number/numbers.
Note: Do not send the password in the email with the attachment
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Select WinZip from the Start>All Programs>Tools menu
Select the New button to create a new archive
Select a folder where you want to save the archive
Type a name for the archive file in the File Name box
Navigate through the folders to select the file/files
Note: to select more than one file use the CTRL key and left click
Select Add when you have finished selecting files
Select the Encrypt button
A WinZip caution message will appear, select OK
Type the password you want to set for the archive
Note: It is recommended that you select the 256-Bit AES encryption
Select OK
Close WinZip
Create your email message
Select the Attach button
Locate and attach your archive file to the email, include your contact details in
the message and send
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Last modified 8-Feb-16
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