Yet another pathetic spam from WinZip
Is WinZip ever going downhill fast.
I purchased a WinZip license, as well as the self installer, back in about 2000 or so. I upgraded over a few years and now am up to 9.0 SR-1 dated 2004. Which is the last version on which I can use my original license key.
In early 2009 I was getting an email from them every few months exhorting me to purchase the latest version. Middle of 2009 this had increased to one or two emails a month in conjunction with other useless offers. December 2009 I see three emails but it dropped two two emails a month until August 2010 which now had three emails per month. And now these last few months they’ve been arriving weekly.
And they’re getting even shriller and more useless. Registry cleaners, “back by popular demand” performance boosters. Yeah, bull cookies, WinZip.
I could, possibly, figure out how to unsubscribe and WinZip might even honour that. But it’s quite amusing to see just how pathetic WinZip has now become.
Oh, and I see no technical reason to upgrade my copy of WinZip. The AES security is still secure. And you can be sure that I will be finding an alternate means of zipping my files in the future. Almost certainly an open source product.