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  • Started 1 year ago by Neal
  • Latest reply from warlock
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Neal
Posts: 52

how can i send .exe file from gmail,yahoomail,rediffmail...etc?i tried by add it to winrar.but still it shows error for security reason,google cannot send this file.

Posted 1 year ago
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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Neal, most service providers don't allow .exe files even in a zip file. Use Dropbox; http://download.cnet.com/Dropb.....03856.html

Mike

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

You can change the extension to .txt, send it, and have the recipient change it back to .exe

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

In the UK, never found that to work anytime! I've tried all extensions

I know google, live, Hotmail and yahoo throw it out if it detects an .exe inside

Mike

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

I just tested it here with my GMAIL account before posting.

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vistamike
Posts: 10945

Gmail Alert

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Ruja
Posts: 230

You can use 7-Zip (or WinRar), but use the 7Z (or RAR) format instead of ZIP, and encrypt the file with a password. That way GMail won't be able to detect it is an EXE file.

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Here is the email as received without error from my gmail account to my earthlink account.

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LadyFitzgerald
Posts: 2232

There is a reason that most email services won't allow attaching .exe files: it's a good way to spread malware. I knew about Xhi's trick of changing the file extension but didn't want to share it since I didn't know the OP's reason for wanting to send a .exe file. This is not to say there aren't good reasons.

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Xhi
Posts: 6298

Changing it to .txt does not spread malware since someone would have to purposefully change it back to .exe for it to execute. Simply clicking on it brings up notepad.

Looking at the link in vistamike's post http://support.google.com/mail.....nswer=6590 it says among other things that you can get that message for other reasons than invalid file type. It also says, ref ruja's post...

It isn't possible to send a zip file containing a password-protected zip file. Please de-compress all files or remove the password protection if possible.

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Neal
Posts: 52

yup.....its working.thanx Xhi. i have also try by adding .exe file as a object in ms-word.then send it as .docx file.file sent successfully.but on recipient side,when i download it then it shows error,file contains malicious program so it was deleted.

Posted 1 year ago
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pedxing
Posts: 1

have heard of this...?
Yahoo Phishing Email/SPAM issue

Posted 1 year ago
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warlock
Posts: 4100

@pedxing, Please start a new topic for you question.

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