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Gmail won't accept these types of files


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#1 Jove

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:35 PM

Hello All,
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I have a problem that concerns an organization that uses G-mail, . . I am sending a
Very small slide show which is an .exe, it was bounced back to me with reference to web page;

http://mail.google.com/support/bin/answer.py?answer=6590

referring to the following;


Some file types are blocked
As a security measure to prevent potential viruses, Gmail doesn't allow you to send or receive executable files (such as files ending in .exe) that could contain damaging executable code.

Is there any way to get this to them, so they can view it ?

Edited by Jove, 25 November 2008 - 06:36 PM.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:39 PM

You could try renaming the file so it no longer has an .exe extension. The person you send it to would need to rename it back.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:51 PM

I'm not sure how to do that or if it is possible, it isn't possible from where it is, ex. title on the desk top, the, .exe is not shown, . . would you be referring to the place it is in the systems file ?

If so would that not mean, such a file name changed could be done by any malicious offender to mask the file, etc. ?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 07:55 PM

In Explorer go Tools > Folder Options > View Tab and uncheck Hide extensions for known file types. Then you should be able to see the .exe.

If so would that not mean, such a file name changed could be done by any malicious offender to mask the file, etc. ?

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:19 PM

You could use http://www.yousendit.com/
in order to send the file.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:31 PM

I tried changing the name by taking off the exe. but that makes the program unusable.

I guess I'm stuck with it the way it is !

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 09:45 PM

You just need to tell whoever you are sending it to that they should rename it with an .exe extension.
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Posted 25 November 2008 - 11:01 PM

How to Change a File Extension in Windows-With Pictures

You can send this page when you send the renamed file so anyone who isn't familiar with the process can see how to change it back. Let them know to change the extension to .exe

OR as I stated above, use yousendit.

Edited by Queen-Evie, 25 November 2008 - 11:02 PM.


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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:47 AM

Thanks Queen Evie,

but As I changed it, I found it would no longer operate as a slide show.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:52 AM

Budapest,

Won't that result in the same as is on my PC, it don't work!

Oh, wait with G-mail it bounces back, the recipient never even gets the e-mail !

They do have O.E. also I'll try it !

Edited by Jove, 26 November 2008 - 12:53 AM.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:57 AM

Queen Evie,

This is a very simple slide show, is there a internet site where I can post it and allow my associate to enter the site to see it ?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 12:59 AM

Hey Jove!

Could you send it in a zip file?
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Posted 26 November 2008 - 08:26 AM

I am sending this to a business person, He has Outlook Express, and has had a problem opening it, I sent him instructions that I googled, for using the tools options to allow this, for some reason I'm not sure of he has not succeeded in opening it, I'm not sure what his problem is since he may or may not speak English well, however he suggested I send it to his business association, they have G-mail and it just bounces back and they do not even receive it.

G-mail won't except this .exe. file even if it is zipped, I'm not sure if it will make a difference in the Outlook reception either without he making sure the option is set, . . let me check to see if his option is correct, . . Thanks.

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