I love to use Gmail. Gmail is cool. The reason is because it allows one to attach files and download files quickly from attachment. One day, I tried to send an executable file (.exe format) to my friend.
The file can be attached to Gmail. But then, when I press the “Send” mail button, I got an error message.
Due to security reasons, Gmail does not allow one to send any executable format files.
Here are ways you can use to solve this matter:
- Add your .exe format file compression format using WinRar or WinZip. The receiver can Unrar and Unzip it later.
- Change the .exe file format extension to other format.
By default, most PC wouldn’t show the extension of a file. To be able to view the file extension, you can enable it by go to Tools > Folder Options > View.
Untick the “Hide extensions for known file types”
If you change a file name extension, the file may become unusable.
Are you sure you want to change it?
The file extension can be changed back to .exe format later by the receiver.