restrictions on executable programs

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elliottk / 5 Points
2014-05-29 6:40 pm EST
Can I send an executable program (dot EXE) (virus check OK) as an email
attachment to my customers as I used to be able to do from Yahoo?

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The program is under 3 MB. It is a Visual Basic 6 Executable
No encryption or special codes used. Programming is in plain ASCII
5 Points
2014-05-29 06:43 pm EST



3,713 Points
2014-05-29 7:08 pm EST
Hello elliottk, and thanks for your question.

You can not send an executable program with a .exe extension directly via email. The amount of malicious files sent these days via email is just too great to allow that.

You can however simply archive your .exe program within a .zip archive and then email that to your customer. We have a guide that covers how to zip a file using 7-Zip that goes over the process.

Please let us know if you had any other questions at all!

- Jacob

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