E-mail attachment arrives as gibberish

I forwarded an attachment (.exe file) to some friends at coporations.  the message was ok but the attachment turned into a gentle but beautiful monkey language.  How can i send or how can they open it as the cute little program i intended to send?  Thanks
ktkimAsked:
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ktkimAuthor Commented:
P.S. I have windows 95 and use MS OUTLOOK as the mail program.
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johnt082197Commented:
Your problem most likely comes from encoding. The software that they use to retrieve the E mail doesn't support your software's encoding. The best way to solve this is to use the same software at both ends.
Or get Eudora, which supoorts a lot of them. You can get that shareware at:
http://www.qualcomm.com
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ktkimAuthor Commented:
thanks so much, johnt.  And your promptness gets a couple hundred points, too.
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johnt082197Commented:
I've had that prblem before :)

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Fisher090697Commented:
John's answer is correct as far as it goes. However, even with Eudora, particularly since it does support many encoding systems, you have to make sure you and the sender or receiver are using the same on.
To check on that, go to Tools/Options in Eudora and check either Mime, BinHex, or Uuencode. I suspect that Outlook probably uses something similar.

Regarding using the same software, again make sure that the same encoding system is used on both ends. FWIW, I've never had a problem either sending or receiving attachments. I use Eudora Pro 3.0.1 and Mime encoding.
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ktkimAuthor Commented:
I'm going to resend the offending attachment in MIME and see if that works.  Willetyano.  Thanks.
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