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Posted: 10/28/2013 6:09:07 AM EST
Sent an email to someone using MS Outlook because Gmail does not allow me to send a .zip due to it being an executable file. I keep getting "Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it." Even so I can send a regular text email to the person through Gmail with out any issue. And yes I copy/pasted the email address between the two.


I had less issues with AOL Mail than MS Outlook.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:11:40 AM EST
How is the recipients email provider blocking ZIP files a problem with Outlook?
Put the zip file in a public Dropbox folder, and invite them to the dropbox folder
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:12:18 AM EST
Probably because their server is blocking .zip attachments. Has nothing to do with outlook.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:13:34 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:16:20 AM EST by SWIRE]
As others said the receiving email server is blocking the zip file. To get around it: rename the .zip file to .txt and tell the person receiving it to change it back to .zip when they save it. Problem solved.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:13:47 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:14:09 AM EST by Nub29]
just rename the extension and tell the person you are sending it to to change it back on their end after downloading it.

---edit - damn beat while typing!
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:16:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:17:55 AM EST by Cypselus]
"Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it."

Nothing to do with Outlook.

Pro-tip: Rename the .ZIP file to .TXT before sending. The recipient can change it back to .ZIP and extract.

Edit: On the internet, things move fast.

Oh, and I hate the gmail interface. Outlook es muy bueno.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:17:52 AM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Sent an email to someone using MS Outlook because Gmail does not allow me to send a .zip due to it being an executable file. I keep getting "Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it." Even so I can send a regular text email to the person through Gmail with out any issue. And yes I copy/pasted the email address between the two.


I had less issues with AOL Mail than MS Outlook.
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Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:18:55 AM EST
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By mdk2500:
Probably because their server is blocking .zip attachments. Has nothing to do with outlook.
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This. Outlook has its faults, but this isn't one of them.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:05 AM EST
This is clearly not a "pilot error" situation.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:06 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Cypselus:
"Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it."

Nothing to do with Outlook.

Pro-tip: Rename the .ZIP file to .TXT before sending. The recipient can change it back to .ZIP and extract.

Edit: On the internet, things move fast.

Oh, and I hate the gmail interface. Outlook es muy bueno.
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yeah that's what I use to have to do when sending .exe files etc.

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:15 AM EST
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Originally Posted By chibajoe:
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Sent an email to someone using MS Outlook because Gmail does not allow me to send a .zip due to it being an executable file. I keep getting "Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it." Even so I can send a regular text email to the person through Gmail with out any issue. And yes I copy/pasted the email address between the two.


I had less issues with AOL Mail than MS Outlook.


http://i.imgur.com/SbA8pSv.gif

Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:20:53 AM EST
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Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?
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End user problems predate Win8.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:22:48 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:23:04 AM EST by HKUSP45C]
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Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:


End user problems predate Win8.
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Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?


End user problems predate Win8.

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:25:18 AM EST
Nothing to do with Outlook.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:26:12 AM EST
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Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"
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Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?


End user problems predate Win8.

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:31:28 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LuckyDucky:


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?
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Originally Posted By LuckyDucky:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?


End user problems predate Win8.

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?

Properly configured you would have to *want* to over-ride the security and commit and overt and intentional act to do so. The act alone would be enough for termination or, in some cases, prosecution. Further, properly configured best practices won't allow your intentional circumvention to actually damage the framework and infrastructure.

If I'm a trusted party on a network I *can* do a lot of things to hurt it if I'm acting intentionally. Most security practices aren't built to answer those kinds of threats.

No network can remain usable and impervious to a determined attacker. Period.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:32:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 10/28/2013 6:33:09 AM EST by marksman121]
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Originally Posted By chibajoe:
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Sent an email to someone using MS Outlook because Gmail does not allow me to send a .zip due to it being an executable file. I keep getting "Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it." Even so I can send a regular text email to the person through Gmail with out any issue. And yes I copy/pasted the email address between the two.


I had less issues with AOL Mail than MS Outlook.


http://i.imgur.com/SbA8pSv.gif


Okay, that was funny.

I'm a tard. Lets forget this was even asked.

-Renaming the .zip worked.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:33:06 AM EST
Originally Posted By marksman121:
Sent an email to someone using MS Outlook because Gmail does not allow me to send a .zip due to it being an executable file. I keep getting "Your message wasn't delivered because the recipient's e-mail provider rejected it." Even so I can send a regular text email to the person through Gmail with out any issue. And yes I copy/pasted the email address between the two.


I had less issues with AOL Mail than MS Outlook.
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Quoted to preserve the DERP for future ridicule.

This has nothing to do with the client application you're using and everything to do with the messaging rules on the receiving server.
Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:40:23 AM EST
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Originally Posted By LuckyDucky:


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?
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Originally Posted By LuckyDucky:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?


End user problems predate Win8.

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?


Our filter is smarter than that as it scans attachments and doesn't just look at the extension.

We can receive zips, but they must have a password to get through the mail server.


Link Posted: 10/28/2013 6:42:00 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Andr0id:


Our filter is smarter than that as it scans attachments and doesn't just look at the extension.

We can receive zips, but they must have a password to get through the mail server.


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Originally Posted By Andr0id:
Originally Posted By LuckyDucky:
Originally Posted By HKUSP45C:
Originally Posted By SmilingBandit:
Originally Posted By STX:
Brought to you by the same geniuses who developed Windoze 8?


End user problems predate Win8.

Yeah, I could re-write the OP more accurately as:

"Why do e-mail server and security admins have and follow best practices? I want to do stupid stuff and they won't let me!"


When you can override the security by just changing the file extension, is it really worth the hassle?


Our filter is smarter than that as it scans attachments and doesn't just look at the extension.

We can receive zips, but they must have a password to get through the mail server.



Same here. A compiled .exe zipped and renamed will get the boot. A zip without encryption will as well.
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