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Windows 7: Sending EXE.Files via Hotmail

16 Jun 2012   #1
x BlueRobot

 
Sending EXE.Files via Hotmail

Does anyone know if it's possible to send Exe. files via MSN Hotmail?

Thanks,
Harry


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16 Jun 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Harry,

Normally you would just have the .exe in a ZIP file, and send the ZIP file instead. This avoids the .exe from possibly getting blocked.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jun 2012   #3
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

I just tried with and without zipping it up, and only the zipped one went through.
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16 Jun 2012   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

another way is to use dropbox and paste the public link to the exe in your message
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16 Jun 2012   #5
roncerr

Windows 8 Pro w/MC 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by x BlueRobot View Post
Does anyone know if it's possible to send Exe. files via MSN Hotmail?
I just did a test. Hotmail won't let you attach a file with an "exe" extension but it will accept and send the same file if you change the extension to something else like "exee".
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26 Jun 2012   #6
x BlueRobot

 

Okay thanks guys! (:
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26 Jun 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Glad we could help.
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