Download Dmailer Backup – A Free Handy Dandy, Easy Backup Utility

If you’re looking for a free handy dandy, easy backup utility, that also includes 2 GB of free online storage, then take a close look at Dmailer.

One of the features offered in Dmailer, might appear at first glance to be a negative – but it really isn’t. Dmailer will not allow you to backup to an internal storage device.

Backing up to an internal device is of limited value, since this device is subject to the same exposure risks as the primary drive. You can however, backup to an external hard drive, USB device, or even an mp3 player.

Recently, guest writer Glenn Taggart in his review of Orb, a web based media streamer, made the comment “it’s so simple to set up, a caveman can do it”. The same words could be used to describe Dmailer. It really is a simple application.

Take a look at the following screen captures of my initial test session. The screen shots reflect a single continuous session. Using Dmailer is just as easy as the screen shots suggest.

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Fast facts:

2GB of free online storage

Backup by file types, size and date

Restore your data in one single click

Unparalleled security

Easy set up and no installation required

Continuous and automatic live backup

Contextual help to guide you through the application features

Password protected and AES 128-bit encryption

Available in 19 languages

Mac and Windows compatible –

Supports Windows XP, Vista and 7 –

Supports Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6

You can store secure copies of your files – regardless of size – online for easy access from any computer.

Overall, I was impressed with Dmailer’s functionality – it’s easy, it’s fast, and you have access to the online storage function from any Internet connection. Should you need to, the fee online storage can be increased from the 2 GB level, for a fee.

Note: Do not launch the application from the .zip folder – I made that mistake. Instead, copy/move it first to its permanent location on disk.

System requirements: Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP.

Available Languages: 18 languages including English, French, Italian,German, Spanish.

Download at: Download.com

Note: This application is also available for Mac.

Update: June 8, 2010. This morning I received an email from Anthony Gianastasio, the Product Line Manager of Dmailer, the person in charge of the Dmailer Backup product – “As I can see in the comments, you and some of your readers have some questions regarding the name “Dmailer”. Let me explain that to you.

Dmailer is a small french company, based in Marseille (Provence). We first launched  an email management application in 2001. In French “demêler” means “To sort, To organize” and it was precisely the goal of the first software of the company: help people manage their email. We just turn “Demeler” to a more English sound and it became “Dmailer”. I agree it can be confusing because our backup software has nothing to do with email, but we will add an email backup feature to the product in a near future!

Finally, as we strongly rely on our user’s feedback to improve our software, feel free to submit any ideas/suggestions you may have. We just opened a new community site for that purpose. It’s available here.”

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20 responses to “Download Dmailer Backup – A Free Handy Dandy, Easy Backup Utility

  1. mihai

    Thanks for sharing this , I’ve been looking for something like this for a while , Mozy is starting to get on my nerves .

    I usually don’t post comments on websites but I’ve been reading your blog for a while now and it has very good and useful information . Keep up the good work.

    Best Regards,
    Mihai

  2. Siam

    Thanks for writing about this, Bill. I’m downloading it as I write this. I’m a bit of a backup freak (bad experience losing a whole lot of work once made me paranoid). So I’m going to use this alongside Dropbox (I also back up to a flash stick). Overkill? Maybe. But I never, ever want to find myself in that situation again. So this mega-paranoid backup freak thanks you!

    • Bill Mullins

      Hi Siam,

      From one “mega-paranoid backup freak” to another – well done! We know how important it is to have more than one backup. There’s no such thing as overkill in backing up, in my view.

      Bill

  3. Murphy

    Hi,
    Nice article . Thank you .
    Best regards !

  4. Liam O' Moulain

    Thanks Bill.

    Just what I’ve needed.

    Liam

  5. Bill,

    This is something new to me. Never heard of it. Really an odd name. At first I thought it had something to do with email. Will be checking this out!

    Rick

    • Bill Mullins

      Hey Rick,

      Yes, a very odd name. Funny, I though it had something to do with email when I first came across it, as well. Brilliant little app – you’re sure to like it.

      You’re on the prowl late tonight! 🙂

      Best,

      Bill

  6. I’ll definitely give this a whirl as, like mihai, Mozy is really annoying me. Mozy would be a terrific service if it ever worked properly. I tried iDrive, but it seems to include previous file versions in the space allocation and so I quickly exceeded my free 2GB allocation. With Mozy, I get 2.2GB but use less than 1GB. Hopefully, Dmailer will work the same way.

    Regards,
    Dave

  7. Bill – just a thought – did you try recovering any files from your Dmailer online backup?

  8. Owel

    Thanks Bill, this would replace FBackup 4 for me. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Not a good experience so far. It crashes every time I reboot my PC, and it hasn’t yet made any attempt to backup online.

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  12. TuneUp

    Hey Bill, I understand how this app is useful and it’s great that it’s so easy to download, but how is it any different than the backup utility in Windows XP? Why do you need an extra backup utility? Thanks!

    • Bill Mullins

      TuneUp,

      Just some of the differences:

      Will not allow backup to a partition – not so on XP.

      Easy set up and no installation required (On XP Home the backup utility must be installed separately – XP Pro: it’s installed automatically).

      Continuous and automatic live backup – not so on XP.

      Password protected and AES 128-bit encryption.

      Supports Mac OS 10.5 and 10.6.

      You can store secure copies of your files regardless of size online for easy access from any computer – not so with XP..

      Seems to me, it’s a more complete backup solution than the XP backup utility. Equally as important; choice is a good thing – don’t you think?

      Bill