Attachment blocked by Outlook.

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Hello guys, I am a programmer. Recently, I sent a .exe file to my client from Outlook to check if he is satisfied with the product.

After a few minutes, the client opened my attachment from Outlook to find that the attachment is blocked by Outlook. He is messaging me since then, is there any other way to share my file. How to solve this issue?

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Best Answer by Malesh Hoti
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Attachment blocked by Outlook.

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Usually, the .exe files are blocked by Outlook to avoid viruses and malware malfunctions. There are many ways in which you can send your attachment through Outlook. They are as follows:

  • You can compress the attachment using the application. The file extension will then get changed to .zip. The .zip files are not blocked by Outlook, and can be sent to the client without being blocked. The client will receive the attachment in .zip format; he then will have to use a file to extract the .exe file from it.
  • If the client does not have an application for extracting .zip file, another way is to upload the attachment which is being blocked by Outlook in a cloud drive and share the public link to the client. The client can download the attachment from the link provided.
  • If you are not able to use both the above methods, rename the attachment as well as its extension. Now, send the renamed file to the client. Ask the client to download or copy it, and to change the file name to the original.

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