Google blocking 7zip
codepope at gmail.com
Fri Mar 28 10:30:32 GMT 2014
Google scans zip and other archives for particular executable file extensions.
"You can't send or receive the following file types:
.ade, .adp, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .exe, .hta, .ins, .isp, .jse, .lib, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msp, .mst, .pif, .scr, .sct, .shb, .sys, .vb, .vbe, .vbs, .vxd, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh
Messages containing the types of files listed above will be bounced back and returned to the sender automatically. Gmail won't accept these file types even if they're sent in a zipped format. Here are some examples of zipped formats:
.zip, .tar, .tgz, .taz, .z, .gz, .rar"
One assumes this has expanded to .7z files and that the archive contains one of the <dramatic music> banned extensions.
On 28 March 2014 at 10:16:20, Richard Hopkins (richard.hopkins at bristol.ac.uk) wrote:
Some time this week, Google started blocking 7zip encrypted archives (.7z).
You can no longer send or receive emails which contain 7zip encrypted
attachments nor share them using Google Drive.
I haven't seen any announcement about this...nor any discussion, but it's
causing us (as a Google Apps for Education "customer") pain.
Google are, of course, only doing this for our protection. What other
reason could there possibly be?
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