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Posted on 2003-10-23
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When I receive an e-mail with an attachment with an EXE extension, Outlook removes the extension.  I have been unable to find a solution in the "Help" files. I have more than adequate anti-virus protection.  How can I stop this from happening?
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Dufo G. Belski earned 250 total points
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This is due to Outlook Security.  Assuming you have OL 2000 or later, you can find help here:

http://www.slipstick.com/outlook/esecup/getexe.htm
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Hi cwhatley,

EXE files are not meant to be send over the e-mail.  If you really want to do so you can zip it up and send that will by pass outlook check.  I remember exe file was removed after service pack 2 or 3 has been deployed.  I would suggest using an FTP althenative ior web post pages for exe files.  email can send and exacute the exacutable file without your acknowledge.

Tbird008
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