Send archive file as an e-mail attachment


You can send some archive file as an e-mail attachment directly from the BCArchive main window. To send the archive file, open the archive and run the Send as attachment command from the Archive menu in the BCArchive main window.

Since the archive file can be encrypted by password only or by password and public key of another user, or just by some public key, there are two ways to send the archive file:

  1. You send the archive file without adding any passwords or public keys, just as it is at the moment when you have opened the archive. In this case run the Send as attachment to -> Ordinary User command. BCArchive will run your default e-mail program and prepare e-mail with empty recipient and attached archive file. All that you should do is to enter e-mail address of the recipient and probably add some comments to the e-mail.
  2. You have a public key of some user in your Local Public Key Database and you want to send him/her the archive file so that the archive were encrypted by the userís public key. In this case run the Send as attachment to -> User with Public Key command. BCArchive will show you list of the users in the Local Public Key Database and you will select one of them from the list. After that BCArchive runs your default e-mail program and prepares e-mail with attached archive file addressed to the user you have selected. If you wish, you can add some text to the e-mail and send it.

    It is also possible to run the same command from My Computer window. Windows popup menu for files/folder may contain the command Encrypt by Public Key and Send, if you made it available (see BCArchive Extension for Windows Shell).



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