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#1 btriadafillou

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 06:12 PM

I try to send emails with an attachment of an executable file of GameMaker and always comes the following message:

<btriadafillou@gmail.com>: host gmail-smtp-in.l.google.com[173.194.70.26] said:
552-5.7.0 Our system detected an illegal attachment on your message. Please
552-5.7.0 visit http://support.googl....py?answer=6590 to
552 5.7.0 review our attachment guidelines. f61si2160073wed.7 (in reply to
end of DATA command)

What can i do;
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#2 GameGeisha

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Posted 11 March 2012 - 09:30 PM

Apparently Gmail's filters only looks at the extension when it comes to screening out executable files. If you change the file extension to something else like .safe, it could pass through unhindered. I tried it on my personal Gmail address and the trick worked perfectly.

Just remember to ask the recipient to change the file extension back to .exe upon arrival.

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#3 NakedPaulToast

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Posted 12 March 2012 - 02:56 PM

Between server-side mail filtering, client-side mail filtering and anti-virus programs it's just a bad idea to send raw executables as an attachment.

ZIP the file. Most computer users are well aware of ZIP compression and are capable of unzipping.
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#4 Dangerous_Dave

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Posted 13 March 2012 - 05:23 AM

ZIP the file. Most computer users are well aware of ZIP compression and are capable of unzipping.

Gmail actually checks the contents of ZIP files, so even if you ZIP the exe it wont let you send it.
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#5 btriadafillou

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:48 PM


ZIP the file. Most computer users are well aware of ZIP compression and are capable of unzipping.

Gmail actually checks the contents of ZIP files, so even if you ZIP the exe it wont let you send it.


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#6 btriadafillou

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Posted 14 March 2012 - 05:50 PM

Thank you all
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