We sometimes need small software (.exe) for our windows, which we try to download from the internet and the links provides us none other than rubbish toolbars. We just want our friend to mail that software via email. But, here’s the problem too. If you are a Gmail user and you try to send executable files via Gmail, you will definitely get an error that “XYZ is an executable file. For security reasons, Gmail does not allow you to send this type of file.”
This generally happens because you are not allowed to send executable files via Gmail. There is no error till you click on the Send Button. It will upload the .exe file normally, but at the sending time it will provide error that you can’t send executable files via Gmail. Sample error shown will look like:
If you are thinking to zip that .exe file then sending it via Gmail is also not a helping hand. All the extensions such as .zip, .tar, .gz, are not working with Gmail. These all zipping formats cant be used to send executable files via Gmail.
The only way to send executable files via Gmail is to use the .rar format to zip the executable file. Still .rar extension is not being blocked by Gmail. We can use this as a trick to send our .exe files.
So, use .rar and send any type of file with any type of extension via Gmail.