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    Attach .exe File (2000)

    I occasionally need to attach program files to my email. How can I do this without uninstalling and reinstalling Office 2000 without the security update.

    Phil Maio

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    Re: Attach .exe File (2000)

    From what I've read, you can send but not receive (or forward) certain file types. You'll get a warning on send, but the attachment goes through. Now if the receiver of your message has the patch installed, that's another story. There's good information on Attachment Security workarounds at Slipstick:

    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup.htm#attsec
    http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm

    One of the recommendations is to rename the file (e.g., change exe to ex_) and include instructions for renaming the file in your message.

    Outlook 2002/XP users have some additional options, including a nice COM add-in to control this behavior. See the earlier post:
    http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.p...p;Number=163400

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    Re: Attach .exe File (2000)

    or zip, especially if it's to a corporate account, since many admins remove exe's from messages automatically.

    but yes, ignore the warning, the attachment still sends. if the receiver has OL and attachments are blocked, they can use chilton preview to access them, or several other tricks depending on the version of outlook.

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