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Q: Outlook 2002: can't send .exe file with Email ( Answered,   0 Comments )
Subject: Outlook 2002: can't send .exe file with Email
Category: Miscellaneous
Asked by: web7-ga
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Posted: 13 Feb 2003 23:18 PST
Expires: 15 Mar 2003 23:18 PST
Question ID: 161220
Problem: Every time I try to send a self-extracting zip file, or
self-running PowerPoint presentation, eFax image, etc., Otlook 2002
automatically DELETES the .exe file attachment. I have not found any
security setting that allows me to get past this obnoxious feature!

Question:  What Security setting, or other change, do I need to make
in order to be able to send .exe file attachments with Emails in
Outlook 2002?
Thank you, WEB7
Subject: Re: Outlook 2002: can't send .exe file with Email
Answered By: jeremymiles-ga on 14 Feb 2003 01:48 PST
There are two approaches to this.

The first is something of a bodge - change the extension, and tell the
receiver to change it back to .exe.  (change run.exe run run.2exe, for

The second is more elegant, and involves trying to persuade Outlook to
behave more sensibly:

This web page explains a number of options to reduce the security
levels in Outlook 2002:

Search strategy:

I searched the Archives of the (very useful) Woody's Office Watch, .  After a number of unsuccessful attempts
(using words such as .exe, outlook, send, attachments), I finally used
"Draconian", which did the trick.

The search page is here:

I hope that this leads to a solution to your problem. if not, please
feel free to request clarification.

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