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Can't send Executable file by attachment?

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It's very often we come to face that while attaching an executable file send through Outlook or Gmail etc..we get a message that exe files can be contained viruses and this attachment may not be able to receive by the recipient.

 

Here is a way to avoid such thing.

 

Just add .jpg at the existing extension of the exe file (eg: setup.exe.jpg), and add a note to the recipient to remove the extension .jpg once they downloaded it.

 

no more frustrating messages while sending exe files.

 

Hope it's helpful :P

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Just add .jpg at the existing extension of the exe file (eg: setup.exe.jpg)

There's one catch that I'm aware of, that a lot of antiviruses see the double extension, assume it's a virus, and automatically delete it.  That includes antiviruses running on the e-mail servers.  I suggest ZIPing and encrypting (password protecting) the exe, and including the password in the body of the e-mail.

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If you are still in doubt that way, instead of adding 2 extension you can directly change the file extension .exe to .jpg or .tif something similar and inform the recipient to change it back to .exe

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I've always managed to work around that limitation by changing the file name to .e1e or .z1p and then having the recipient change it back after downloading.

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