How to send executable (.exe) files as attachment in Gmail ?

@bugbaby (1788)
Indonesia
September 5, 2008 11:56am CST
Gmail (and many of the major free email service providers) normally don’t allow you to attach executable (.exe) files and send them over to someone, because of security reasons - i.e. by barring this file type, they restrict the spread of various Worms and Trojans to a large extent. Even script files like .bat are blocked. This holds true even if you? rename such files, zip? them all up and try sending - because even zipped archives can be scanned. someone please help me ? How to send executable (.exe) files as attachment in Gmail ? thanks before.
9 responses
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
5 Sep 08
What you can do is to compress 2 times the executable file.. Compress the exe to zip, then compress the zip to zip again.. or another compressed format.. you can add a password to the zip and add the password in the text of the email or in the subject.. compress it with any compressor and set a password for it.. that way the antivirus won't scan the compressed file due they don't have the password to enter the compressed file. Hope this helps you.. Let me know your experiences
@Anchopy (1453)
• Paraguay
5 Sep 08
and gmail let you send the executable? wow! I think the last time I tried was 2 years ago but with another mail system.. Gmail does not scan the compressed rar files? that is very bad I think..
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 08
thank you so much Anchopy i will try.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
5 Sep 08
so many ways i get here from you all, but i need the best way because in my country Indonesia the connection not good so i need the faster ways to send Exe files. thank you.
@fsound (757)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
It's better to compress it as a zip or rar file.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
yes, better to compress.
• India
11 Oct 09
itz very simple compress .exe file or folder into RAR or ZIP type ...i think rar is good1 chaise so use it ...u can use zip type file also bt rar z better
@dasineni (39)
• India
6 Sep 08
hi friend.. if u r intrested i will show u another way of sending any type of files to any where...
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
thank you Dasineni.
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
If its only one .exe file. I think you can directly send it as attachment. but if it comes along with some files, go get some windows archiver (e.i. winzip, winrar). compress the file and send as attachment.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
thanks for responding Iceblizzard.
@Boatter (37)
• China
6 Sep 08
If you do not want to compress it, I have a simple way: add a common extension behind the full name of your executable. Take file ###.exe for example, you can rename the file as ###.exe.bak. And tell the receiver to delete the extension .bak after he/she receives.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
OK...Boater.
@razor123 (979)
• India
6 Sep 08
Ahhh... this is really very easy bugbaby. Just compress your .exe file using Winrar and then send it over to the other person. The other party has to just unrar the file and gets the .exe file. They have done this to stop people from getting viruses, trojens, worms etc online through your messenger.
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
thank you razor i will try, i use Kaspersky 7.0 for Anti Virus
@vijbas (369)
• India
6 Sep 08
this is very easy task. if u compress the file using winrar and send it, gmail will again find it that it has a executable file. What u have to do is to put the compressed file in a folder and then compress it again. now u have compressed it two times. if u attach the file now, it will be attached easily. i had this problem a few days ago and later found the solution
@bugbaby (1788)
• Indonesia
6 Sep 08
thank you Vijbas.
@leafgxu (473)
• China
6 Sep 08
You can use winrar, winzip or 7z to pack the files to one file. Gmail is not allow you add .exe files but .rar .zip or .7z is allow but do not forget to tell the receiver how to unpack the files.
@xphunt3r (244)
• Nepal
6 Sep 08
you can .exe file by making its archive. You can rip it to zip or rar archive and attach with gmail and send it. This is best way to send exe file to other via mail. I think so.