Stop Exchange from blocking EXE??

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  1. AbortionSurvivor

    AbortionSurvivor Active Member

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    I need to allow EXE files to be sent through our Exchange server.
    Where can I go to enble exe files in Emails?
    and i am not trying to allow this for just one client, but as a company wide policy.
     
  2. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    I'm sure you can google it to find out how to set it up that way, but I'd strongly adivse against allowing .exe's as attachments.
     
  3. AbortionSurvivor

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    yeah, i read that on google too.
    however, our company is a software dev place and we need to send exe to our customers.
     
  4. Scoob_13

    Scoob_13 Anything is possible, but the odds are astronomica

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    Have your people rename them to .ex1's or something - or zip them - or host them on a site.

    It's not a realistic option to allow *.exe through your mail server.
     
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    Exchange seems to be smart enough to scan within zip files to find exe files.
    is there a way to disable zip file scanning then?

    if possible, i want my users to be able to send exe's. Outlook can still block incomming attachments for all i care.
     
  6. Supernaut

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    Paste the following into Notepad, save with a .reg extension. Double-click and merge.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
     
     [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Outlook\Security]
     "Level1Remove"=".ade;.adp;.app;.asx;.bas;.bat;.chm;.cmd;.com;.cpl;.cer;.crt;.exe;.fxp;.hlp;.hta;.inf;.ins;.isp;.js;.jse;.lnk;.mda;.mdb;.mde;.mdt;.mdw;.mdz;.msc;.msi;.msp;.mst;,ops;.pcd;.pif;.prf;.prg;.pst;.reg;.scf;.scr;.sct;.shb;.shs;.url;.vb;.vbe;.vbs;.wsc;.wsf;.wsh"
     
     
    I'm not sure why OT is adding double spaces in the word Outlook and in other areas but remove those. Also, remove any extensions from the list that you wish to still block.
     
  7. AbortionSurvivor

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    I tried that. -still blocks my attempts at sending a exe or zip.

    Thanks guys. I'll just place the files in a FTP. it's an extra step and more hassle for the recipient, but that's not my problem. =)
     
  8. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    ftp is a much better solution anyway - you really don't want to enable exe's in email
     
  9. tumultuous tumor

    tumultuous tumor Single and loooooooooooonely.

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    Don't you guys have webserver that you could post the exe on and then just email the link? It's much more efficient that way, as well.
     
  10. AbortionSurvivor

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    I was just thinking that. I need to contact the guy that manages our site and get some access to it.

    Thanks!
     
  11. Supernaut

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    I think you need to reboot after that registry merge.
     

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