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Foldermail has announced a new version of its secure and traceable data delivery technology for sending and receiving large files and complete folders that is now even easier to use and manage.

The new version of Foldermail provides integration with all versions of Outlook and adds support for Outlook's Word editor and distribution lists; while non-Outlook users can compose messages using Foldermail's auto address book.

Other new features include auto accept for approved senders, support for email aliases and groups, more detailed sending and delivery status information and full support for authenticating proxies. With the download of Foldermail 3.0 all users get 250mb free delivery credit.

Foldermail allows companies to send and receive large files and folders without the hassle of FTP or the limits of email. It also offers major advantages over other data delivery technologies such as web transfer or simply mailing information on CDs and USB keys.

And with the increasing volume of emails being sent with large attachments, it prevents inboxes getting blocked and corporate IP networks grinding to a halt. Foldermail minimises the impact of heavy data loads by avoiding peak traffic times and preventing unnecessary duplication when sending the same item to multiple recipients.

Applications include sending out rich media presentations, literature, reports and videos to sales offices, partners and agents. And as Foldermail retains complex directory structures, it is an ideal solution for software development, data backup and software, patch or update distribution.

The service's progress tracking allows users to check the delivery status of all sent and received transfers as well as providing a detailed log and archive. The latest version provides even more detailed context sensitive information.

And if the connection is lost or a remote user has to shut down, transfer simply picks up from where it left off when connectivity is re-established.

Foldermail has been designed to be highly secure. When a foldermail is received, no data is transferred until the user has accepted the invitation that provides information about the files and folders being sent.

Foldermail uses advanced authentication and end-to-end encryption technology so that no unsecured data is ever exposed and it does not compromise the corporate firewall as bulk data is transferred on Port 80 and control information is passed via Port 443.

In addition, data is distributed and replicated in transit on secure servers so that no single server holds all the information required to reassemble the content.

With this level of security, Foldermail provides a flexible and convenient alternative to VPNs for sharing sensitive data with customers and suppliers. A range of administrator controls allow end-user functionality to be restricted as necessary.

Foldermail offers a range of business packages including hybrid systems and complete standalone installations as well as a fully managed service. The managed service is like mailing letters, the sender organisation pays based on the amount of data transferred with no cost to the recipient.

Complete corporate solutions start from under £1,000 and ROI can be expected within the first quarter. For low volume use the service can simply be subscribed to using a credit card at www.foldermail.com. Each account may have multiple users.