Why can't I send EXE files as e-mail attachments?

There may be a situation where you need to e-mail an EXE file to someone. In order to reduce the risk of viruses, our e-mail servers filter out EXE files and replace them with ALERT.TXT notification files.

To get around this, "zip" the file. Use an application like WinZip to create a zipped archive, name the archive something that will be clear to you and the intended recipient(s), add the file, and close the archive. The zipped archive will have a file name.

Attaching and sending the zipped file should work now.

Click Here for more information on zipping files.

Created: Sep 19, 2002 - 5:21pm Updated: Mar 03, 2011 - 5:47am Author: Web Technologies Article: 354
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