As a software developer I often need to send exe-files by mail. Typically I send beta versions or bug fixes of my programs for people to try out and report back to me. But a lot of people use GMail today, and it does not allow attaching executables to mail, neither directly nor in zip files. What to do?
One solution is to upload the file to your web server or other file host and simply include a link in the letter. Another alternative is to compress the file with 7-zip (rar probably works too) but not everyone can open these files. So if you want to attach the exe to your letter, this is how to get around the restrictions: Simply rename your exe file and GMail will not recognice it. I typically change to something like MyApp.exe.removethis. Don’t forget to tell the recipient to rename the file back :-)