How to send executable file in Gmail

Yesterday my friend SMS me to send an installer (executable) file via email. So I use Gmail as my primary email account and attached the file. But when I want to send the email, Gmail warned me that it does not allow any executable file send from Gmail. I’m sure this is regarding of the security issues. So how I can send the executable file? Here is the trick. :d

Ok let say the file that you want to send name is Executable.

executablenoexe

  1. Go to Folder Options (My Computer > Tools > Folder Options)
  2. In View tab, uncheck “Hide extensions for known file types“.step2
    And the file will look like this

    executableexe

  3. Then rename the extension .exe with other extension like .jpg. Windows will prompt a warning message, just click “Ok”. The file icon will be changed to .jpg icon and now your executable file is in .jpg format.

    executablejpg

  4. Send the file to the receipent.
  5. After the receipent recieve the file, ask them to rename the extension file with .exe or it will not work.

Note: I have try this many times in Gmail and it works and I’m sure this trick also works in other email services. Because you send an image file not executable file. :p

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Comments

  1. I was about to say the same thing having read your title, but then I realise that u already know… 8-|

  2. It’s ok. Anyway thanks for visting my site. 🙂

  3. well.. for me, I’ll just use winzip and zip it.. It’ll change the extension to .zip and reduce the size of the file as well since u’re sending it as an email attachment.. 😉 cheers!

  4. nope. i did that before. gmail still can detect that you want to send .exe file. :p

  5. really? I remember sending one with .zip extension before.. works fine.. hehe mayb google “upgraded” hehe..

    nice reading ur blog.. ciaoz 😉

  6. kalo buat .mp3 bole?hehe…

  7. if im not mistaken, google allow us to upload mp3 and send it as attachment. Since Google has built-in audio player, you can play the mp3 file online. Try it, but the server is quite slow.

    regards,
    fuad

  8. as i know, in gmail you can listen in buffer without needs to download the file.

  9. hehe..already know how to change the extension but forgot it to use when sending att. at gmail lah |o|

  10. hey, thats cheating !!! not good you know. anyway, good entry, i think you can put any extension that you like, as long its not excutable, i once got a file from a friend with an extension which doesnt even exists 🙂

  11. [quote comment=”14434″]hehe..already know how to change the extension but forgot it to use when sending att. at gmail lah |o|[/quote]

    he3. manipulate the knowledge that you have for your own happiness. :)>-

    [quote comment=”14435″]hey, thats cheating !!! not good you know. anyway, good entry, i think you can put any extension that you like, as long its not excutable, i once got a file from a friend with an extension which doesnt even exists :)[/quote]

    yea. actually you can put any extension that you want as long it is not .exe :d

  12. it’s same if you want use any image file in your website. If you want your image loading faster, rename image file extension into .txt 😀

    Enjoy!!!!!

  13. and we still can view the image? :-\

  14. Damn! that’s so new!

  15. I would of just zip’d i, most people have XP (bulit in unzipper) or RAR

    – Tom Parker

  16. [Comment ID #14489 Will Be Quoted Here]

    it is not actually. i know there are a lot of people knew about this simple trick. 🙂

    [Comment ID #14525 Will Be Quoted Here]

    i have tried that before. gmail still can detect it although you zipped the file unless you change the extension. :p

  17. yeah…gmail still can detect even its zipped. 😉

  18. only rename the extension to other names will do this trick.

  19. Good! I hope my spy softwear opens up! My cheating boyfriend thinks I’m totally stupid. Thanks to you I just sent him a discreet ghost keystroker…that asshole, I hope I catch him.

    Divina

  20. but how he can make sure that he will run the program you send? it must execute the program first right?

  21. Hijglander says:

    RAR the files you want to sent. It works for me everytime.

  22. -=[GodFather]=- says:

    Hi
    It’s the nice solution.. Thanks bro

  23. hi i smell shit