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.
2GB of free online storage
Backup by file types, size and date
Restore your data in one single click
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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