exe attachments blocked by outlook express??

  sputnick 13:10 10 May 2006

I cannot receive .exe attachments that are sent by a friend.The e mails cannot be sent from his PC and I do not get any notification.
I know exe files can be dangerous but as they are from a reliable source can they be sent or received.
Which PC would be blocking them the sender or receiver??

  ACOLYTE 13:12 10 May 2006

Tell your friend to try zipping them,most ISP mail servers block .exe files now but they should allow zipped ones.

  Stuartli 13:22 10 May 2006

OE>Tools>Options>Security tab>uncheck Do Not Open Attchments which May Pose a Threat or words to that effect from memory.

  anchor 13:34 10 May 2006

I always send exe files zipped. As ACOLYTE says, many ISP`s block exe files, even if your setup permits it.

No problems sending and receiving.

  sputnick 16:47 10 May 2006

Thanks for replies

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