How to attach EXE file in Gmail

How to attach EXE file in Gmail ?

Most email providers, like G mail, don’t allow you to send executable or “.exe” files as G-Mail is most widely used mailing service hence security is a prime concern for Google because it contains the important confidential content/ data that yours . But this security sometime prevents us from doing something like sending exe as attachment, that’s why you will get a prompt while attaching .exe like below.



To maintain the security of data , Google has a great security filter which scans your attachments for malicious contents. So it wont allow you to send the .exe extension files even if you wrap it in a zip or rar.

Than how we can send .EXE ?

Step 1 : Scan the executable file you wish to send through your Gmail account with reliable anti-virus software to ensure the program is clean. Log in to your Gmail account.

Step 2 :  Open the Window Explorer where you kept the .exe which you wish to send.

Step 3 : Click on  the “View” menu. Select  the check box “File name extension”. By default it is unchecked.  If  this is  already  checked  than this step is  of no use for you.

Step 4 : Rename the “.exe” file extension and replace it with “.txt” or “doc” or whatever you like. When prompted, click “Yes” to confirm that you wish to change the file extension.

Step 5 : Now you are free to attach this file.  Just inform your recipient to do change back the extension into .exe.

Warning :
This way you can bypass the  security filer of G-mail  but avoid sending an executable file unless you’re absolutely sure it doesn’t contain a virus or other malicious content. Seek the recipient’s permission before sending the file.


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