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ce_neha
ce_neha • Sep 15, 2009

how to mail executable files?

Hi ,

Why executable files can't be e-mailed like other files?
Is there any possible way to e-mail .exe files?
funwithamar
funwithamar • Sep 15, 2009
ce_neha
Hi ,

Why executable files can't be e-mailed like other files?
Is there any possible way to e-mail .exe files?

That's easy ...
you can either use winzip or winrar to compress them
or
the easier way would be to rename the extention to .ex_ and tell the reciver to rename it back to .exe ( but be sure that you have selected to view file extention in the folder options)

good luck
Main reason is for security, since most viruses are mailed as executables. Unsuspecting recipients would just run it 😀

I'd suggest compressing it like funwithamar said.
durga ch
durga ch • Sep 15, 2009
rename the extention of file as *.doc 😛 it works!
Kaustubh Katdare
Kaustubh Katdare • Sep 15, 2009
I second ash. Usually the email service provider will ban transmission of executable files through email. An exe file may contain a virus or harmful program that may damage the host computer.

I doubt you can transmit .exe files by zipping them. Probably a better way would be to change the file extensions. However, I'm against transmission of .exe files through email.
Ah yea, you are right. Zipping it up is not an option 😀
I changed the extension to .txt I was able to send it.

But I find no reason to mail executable files , i am aganist it.
komputergeek
komputergeek • Sep 29, 2009
You can zip and add password to that archive.
Just try to send by compressing the file using softwares like, winzip, winrar, 7zip etc. Anyone can help you. Then try to send through mail.
If the mail goes without any problem, it's well and good.
Else try to rename the file. You can set any extension like, .doc .txt .xls .pdf etc etc. and then try. It works maximum times. 😀
komputergeek
komputergeek • Sep 29, 2009
Pranav Kathale
Just try to send by compressing the file using softwares like, winzip, winrar, 7zip etc. Anyone can help you. Then try to send through mail.
If the mail goes without any problem, it's well and good.
Else try to rename the file. You can set any extension like, .doc .txt .xls .pdf etc etc. and then try. It works maximum times. 😀
Some services like gmail also check for exe files in zipped folders.
komputergeek
Some services like gmail also check for exe files in zipped folders.
Ok. So, changing the file extension is the only way to send the .exe files through mails??
Ok. Thanks for that. 😀
komputergeek
komputergeek • Sep 29, 2009
Pranav Kathale
Ok. So, changing the file extension is the only way to send the .exe files through mails??
Ok. Thanks for that. 😀
I have tried by using password for rar file.It worked.
komputergeek
I have tried by using password for rar file.It worked.
Ok. Great. 😀
So, we can send the .exe files in both the ways, provided that, we must set password to .zip or .rar files.
Great. 😀
Ah, I guess using password does the trick after all.

Which step would be the most convenient for the recipient? Changing extensions or zipping up with password? Obviously, sending multiple exe files would be much easier via the latter method.
ash
Ah, I guess using password does the trick after all.

Which step would be the most convenient for the recipient? Changing extensions or zipping up with password? Obviously, sending multiple exe files would be much easier via the latter method.
That's true. 😀

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