Ridiculous

Posted on:February 20 2011

WTF, sending a .zip file with a couple of .dll files (such as irrKlang.dll) to a gmail adress won't work. GMail will reject that mail. It will also reject .lib files. Ah, and these as well:

"ade", "adp", "bat", "chm", "cmd", "com", "cpl", "dll", "exe", "hta", "ins", "isp", "jse", "lib", "mde", "msc", "msp", "mst", "pif", "scr", "sct", "shb", "sys", "vb", "vbe", "vbs", "vxd", "wsc", "wsf", "wsh".

Ridiculous.





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Ridiculous is the amount of malware spread via email using such files. While this limitation is unfortunate, it is for the greater good.
tonic
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2011-02-20 12:56:00


Rename the zip file to have another extension. Then Gmail won't scan it.
Michael
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2011-02-20 17:50:00


Yeah I've added ".removeme" to work around it :-D.
Aaron
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2011-02-20 17:50:00


Or use something like 7z (or do they get scanned too?)
My-Gate.NET
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2011-02-20 18:04:00


Use a password on the file. But then, google might scan the mail for passwords as well ;)
Or password protected zip-files are rejected as well...
Let's keep your original interpretation: Ridiculous.
Telepath
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2011-02-20 18:23:00


@tonic: if this was a filter for malware then why is 'pdf' not blocked ?
Sylence
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2011-02-21 08:38:00


@Sylence I also find it strange that .jar, .py and .msi are not blocked

@Telepath Generally with a password protected zip file you can still see the file list, the password is only required to actually open the files
me
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2011-02-21 10:06:00


Password-protected zips don't work; Gmail can still scan the file list. I tested it.
Michael
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2011-02-21 16:33:00


I have been bitten by this many times. My clients complains several times because of this. I end up using yousendit.com to send such files (exe or dll). Using 7zip may work as it is not a very common archive type.
syedhs
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2011-02-23 14:26:00


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