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#1 Starbuck

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:16 PM

Hi there,
A friend was having problems uninstalling Norton. I sent the link to the uninstall program.
For some reason they couldn't download it.
So i thought, i'd download it and send it to them in an email as an attachment.
Both 'Hotmail' and 'Gmail' give me the same warning.....
For security reasons you cannot send an excutable file.
Is there a way i can send this file???

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 02:41 PM

Hi Starbuck, you got my curiosity stirred so I went looking and did find this on one site:

Executable files that have been placed in an archive file will not be blocked. An archive file contains one or more files that have been "compressed" into one file. After the archive file is delivered via email to the recipient, the executable file(s) are extracted from the archive. Common archive formats are WinZip (.zip) files for Windows, and StuffIt (.sit) for Macintosh.
An archiving utility is required for compressing and extracting archive files - you must ensure that both you and your recipient have the required utility.
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#3 Starbuck

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:05 PM

Ar right,
so if i 'zip' it up... it should work ok?
Thx for that buddy215 i'll get right on to it :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:07 PM

Try this Starbuck,
First make sure you can see the extensions from Folder Options/View tab. Then right click on the file and choose "Rename".
You'll get a warning about changing the extension - go ahead change it to something innocuous.
Include a "read-me.txt" file or instructions to change the extension back to .exe in the email.

It is bad practice tho,to try and defeat this,the filters are there for a reason.
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Posted 22 October 2006 - 03:26 PM

the filters are there for a reason.

i understand that, but it's so fustrating when you are trying to do something legit.
Thx for your input TMacK :thumbsup:

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 07:40 PM

Actually, one of my ISP's gave both suggestions for sending legit exe files. There were a couple other file types they gave similar suggestions for, but I cannot remember what they are.

There are some listserves I belong to, and one of the members is ALWAYS posting attachments of styles that the above mentioned ISP automatically blocks which means that I constantly had to reactivate my account. Grrr!!!! SHE should read the information about bad application extensions and use something else. Anyway, I think it is for reasons such as these that the ISP does provide both suggestions: either zipping the file or renaming it and providing directions for renaming it back.

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 09:39 PM

Some ISPS and mail services block zipped attachments, so renaming the file to some other extension is most likely the surest way. You can include instructions in the body of the E-mail to change the file extension back.
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 02:36 PM

Posted Image guys,
the renaming did the trick :thumbsup:

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:32 PM

Great!
Sometimes I think even drinking paint thinner would be worth it to uninstall Norton! :thumbsup:
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Posted 23 October 2006 - 03:45 PM

:thumbsup: :flowers:

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