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    I am trying to send a small program file to a friend as an e-mail attachment using Hotmail. I'm not trying to infect anyone, just a little VB routine that I cobbled together myself. The first time I just clicked on "Attachments" and found the file, that didn't work I got a warning that for safety considerations I couldn't do it. So then I had the idea of sending it as a zipped file, that didn't work either. Is there any way to do this?

    Thanks for any light that you may be able to shed.

    David

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    I would rename it using TXT as the extension and then tell the person you are sending it to to name it back to EXE.
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    You might also try sending it inside a rar or zip file container
    Winrar, winzip, Sevenzip, whatever.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. I had already tried sending in a zip file, but that was rejected too. However, I re-named it to .txt and sent it off again. Haven't heard if it got there yet, but so far it hasn't bounced back so maybe that worked.

    David

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    use file hosting service to send .exe files.



    • zip up file [double layer]
    • 2. upload to a file hosting service.
    • get link/url to your file from the hosting service.
    • send link to your friend for download.


    Some of the hosting services provide both free and paid service. Free is very slow.

    Some of them are:

    <a name="OLE_LINK22">http://megaupload.com

    http://uploading.com

    http://www.filefactory.com

    http://www.mediafire.com

    http://www.turboupload.com

    http://zshare.net

    http://www.4shared.com

    http://www.ultrafiles.com.my

    http://www.ziddu.com



    best of luck


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    Change the extension to anything other than an exacutable one, such as: .xxx. Tell the receipiant to change it back.
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    That's what I said earlier..
    It's easier that way if you have a problem sending an exe file...
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    I recommend Dropbox to make files available. There are also many other excellent reasons to install dropbox.
    http://windowssecrets.com/2010/10/28...ring-made-easy

    Should you decide to install Dropbox, why not "send me a personal message", or contact any other dropbox user. That way, I or another dropbox user, can get extra free dropbox storage by emailing you a signup link.
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    I've been having the same problem for at least as long as there has been O.E. and the internet.

    For a single file, going to a single recipient, changing the three digit extension to something non-executable will usually do the trick.
    Email programs, like email servers have certain filters in them to prevent malicious files from being attached to an email.

    A solution that I was shown, many years ago now, was to just upload my file to an internet file server. The one I was directed to
    and one that seems to work exceptionally well is "www.Box.net". It's very easy to upload files and a sufficient amount of space
    is provided for FREE. They even notify me when some file has been downloaded.

    I keep a text file on my own PC, with all the file names and the Box.net link to those files. I can just copy and paste a link into
    an email and send it to someone. All they have to do to retrieve the file is click on the link.

    If I have a file that I want to share with an entire forum, for instance, I just put a link to that file in the text of a post to that forum
    and VOILA, everyone who reads that forum can have free access to that file.

    A large file, like an ISO of a CD, can be easily zipped up and even made self-extracting, with a compression program like 7Zip.
    Upload that zipped file to Box.net and record the Link that is created for that file. Then you can share that file with whoever
    you please, by just sending them that link.

    Using an internet file storage service makes sharing files with friends or even the whole world, a lot simpler.

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    Our email system also "filters out" many extensions so that viruses don't get transmitted around. We do the following for ALL exe files and this seems to do the trick and we don't have to worry about .zip or other extensions being blocked. We simply rename the file with the extension file.xex. Then the other end simply renames back to exe. This has worked on both our corp email system and also when we contact one of our customers and need to send an exe file it passes through their filters as well.

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