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File compression is not a new concept in computing. In the early days of the internet when bandwidth was not as abundant as it is today, reducing the size of files to share over the web was paramount. It also made for a great way to pack many files together than attaching them to e-mails one by one.

Although ZIP was and remains the most popular file compression format on the web, a number of other formats emerged and disappeared in an attempt to provide the best compression ratio for all kinds of files – and in some cases to bypass the ability of web and e-mail servers to look inside ZIP files.

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