SOURCE: Dmailer


April 14, 2010 12:54 ET

Dmailer and Verbatim Partner to Launch "A Backup Saved My Life" Contest

Enter to Win a Verbatim 250GB Portable Hard Drive and Other Prizes

MARSEILLE, FRANCE and CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - April 14, 2010) -  Dmailer, a leading software provider specializing in backup and synchronization solutions for external storage drives, today announced the launch of its "A Backup Saved My Life" video contest.

The contest is meant to promote awareness around backing up important files on your PC or Mac (including pictures, documents, music, videos, etc.) by showcasing humorous cases of when a backup has (or could have) helped out in a real situation. Maybe you ran over your computer in a rush to get home, maybe your child accidentally put your laptop in the sink in an effort to clean it...whatever your story is, we want to hear it!

Qualified contestants will be eligible to win one of three Verbatim 250GB Pocket Drives (estimated retail value = $150), plus a one-year subscription to Dmailer Online with unlimited storage (value = $69.99). Applicants may also be selected to participate in future Dmailer marketing campaigns. The contest officially opens today and concludes on May 21, 2010. Winners will be selected and notified in early June. Winning entries will be determined based on the criteria outlined on the contest website; the creativity, originality and clarity of the story; and the number of votes the entry receives.

How to enter:

1. Create your image, story or video:

  • Your content must tell an entertaining story of how a backup has recently -- or could have -- saved your life (click here for examples).
  • Video entries should be a maximum of 2 minutes in length. Please avoid filming any copyrighted material such as music, logo-apparel, etc. You will need to upload your video to an internet video platform (like YouTube, Dailymotion and Vimeo) prior to contest submission.
  • Images can be submitted by providing a link from a picture sharing website (like Picasa™ or Flickr®) or uploading the image directly to the contest site. If uploading directly to the contest site, images should be less than 2 MB.
  • Text stories should be less than 300 words.
  • All entries must be in English (no sub-titles) and contain no offensive language or images.

2. Submit your entry:

  • Go to
  • Read full contest details, rules and regulations.
  • Create an account (username and password).
  • Submit your video, picture or story by clicking on the "Submit" button and following the instructions.

3. Spread the word

  • The more votes you have, the better your chance of winning!
  • Once you submit your entry, you can share with your friends via twitter, facebook and email -- just click on the easy "+ SHARE/SAVE" button found under each submission on the contest site.
  • Follow Dmailer on twitter and tweet the following: "I just entered the 'A Backup Saved My Life' contest from @DmailerSA. Vote for me or enter your own story at #Dmailer."
  • Become a fan of Dmailer on facebook and post your picture, story or a link to your video on our wall.

The contest coincides with the company's recent launch of Dmailer Backup v3, which set a new standard for overall value, ease of use and portability in both local and secure online data backup. Now available, Dmailer Backup v3 includes 2GB of free data storage online, while also allowing the ability to backup locally. It allows users to backup all data types utilizing a single, easy-to-use interface that is cross compatible with PCs, Macs and Windows-based Netbooks.


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About Dmailer
Established in 2001 and located in Marseille, France with North American offices in Chicago, IL, Dmailer is a privately-held software company specializing in portable backup and synchronization solutions. Supported devices include USB flash drives, memory cards, external hard disk drives, MP3 players, embedded phone memories, SIM cards and flash based memory cards for mobile phones. Serving both consumers and original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), Dmailer software products are available for download from its website and are also bundled with SanDisk, Western Digital, Verbatim, Imation, Lacie, Lexar and other leading manufacturers' portable storage products. Dmailer licenses its patent-pending synchronization engine technology to a number of industry-leading companies. The company's flagship product, Dmailer Sync, is currently available in 19 languages and is sold in over 130 countries worldwide with more than 50 million copies shipped to date.

In recognition of its ability to bring unique, data synchronization and backup software solutions to market while maintaining consecutive growth for five years, Dmailer received Deloitte's Technology Fast50 in France and Technology Fast500 EMEA awards in 2008 and 2009, respectively. For more information on Dmailer and its products, please visit

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