Zap It!

No more hassling with monstrous files. One click does the trick.
This story first appeared in the February 2000 issue of Entrepreneur. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.

Has your e-mail box ever been clogged by a huge file? It happens, often, when somebody sends you a big (1-plus MB) slideshow, movie or application. When trying to download the megafile, your mail server may keep timing out and breaking the connection--not allowing you to get at the rest of your mail either.

To end the aggravation, try downloading Hermes, a small (235KB) freeware program that lets you log on to your mail server, read the headers, and if there's mail you want to zap, a click of a key does the job. You won't use this utility every day, but on that day when you receive a 5MB "dancing baby" movie that paralyzes your e-mail, you'll say your thanks. Get It at

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