LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in Helps Eliminate Clogged in-boxes and email Servers

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LiveCargo, Inc. today announced the release of its LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in, giving users the ability to securely and reliably send large files directly from their Outlook client via LiveCargo rather than by using a standard email attachment.

LiveCargo, Inc. today announced the release of its LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in, giving users the ability to securely and reliably send large files directly from their Outlook client via LiveCargo rather than by using a standard email attachment. The LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in leverages the familiar user interface of Outlook while reducing the load and inefficiencies inherent with standard email.

LiveCargo combines patent-pending file management and VoIP collaboration technology, remote storage, message notification and file encryption to let people use the Internet and other wireless networks to access, store and collaborate on electronic information with any desktop, mobile computing or communications device.

With the LiveCargo Outlook Plug-In, the user interface for email is unchanged, giving people the ability to send an email with attachments through LiveCargo while enabling them to continue working in a familiar environment.

How it works: After using Outlook to create an email and add attachments of any size, the user simply clicks “Send.” With the LiveCargo plug-in, a new option is then presented which gives the sender the opportunity to issue the email through LiveCargo. The recipient receives an email notification that a “package” is waiting at LiveCargo along with a retrieval link within the body of the email. By clicking the link, the file(s) are downloaded to the user’s PC. The recipient does not need a LiveCargo account to receive the message.

“Traditionally, people who try to manage documents and media files using email have found that email attachments containing large files are rejected and returned by email servers. FTP is cumbersome to many users and often requires intervention by IT staff,” said Doug Young, CEO of LiveCargo. “We’re striving to reduce the inefficiency and problems associated with managing files through email which is increasingly becoming a problem for the mobile workforce.”

Storage, security benefits

The LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in addresses the storage concerns of many companies, particularly those associated with Sarbanes-Oxley compliance which requires companies to back-up information for multiple years. With LiveCargo, the number of copies generated from an emailed file is greatly reduced and the storage burden greatly lessened.

Sending files through LiveCargo is more secure than email due to LiveCargo’s built-in encryption. With the LiveCargo Outlook Plug-in, users now have three options for sending attachments – send via standard email, send only those attachments over a certain size via LiveCargo, or send all attachments through LiveCargo.

Coming next from LiveCargo is the ability for people to import their Outlook address book directly into the application. LiveCargo is available free including up to 25MB of remote storage. Monthly and yearly subscriptions for additional storage start at $4.95 per month. Visit http://www.livecargo.com for more details.

About LiveCargo

LiveCargo, Inc. provides mobile productivity tools that enable seamless mobility for the mobile workforce. LiveCargo gives people access to their files any time, any where and with most any computing device. The company offers proprietary, patent-pending technology that enables mobile users to share and collaborate on documents and media files using smart phones, PCs and other wireless computing devices. Simple to use and with significantly faster file management than existing solutions, LiveCargo offers secure collaboration with audio integration, transfer and storage of documents and digital media across disparate networks. LiveCargo operates two data centers, one located in Singapore serving Asia and one in Washington, D.C., serving the U.S. and Europe.

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