Google blocking 7zip

Roland Perry lists at
Fri Mar 28 13:42:29 GMT 2014

In article <etPan.53354f48.7f4e6e76.1a63 at Mothra.local>, Gmail 
<codepope at> writes
>"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. 

I suppose that's marginally better than banning all "zip" files (which 
is a slightly blunter instrument, and assumes zip files are sent 
exclusively to make malware more receivable).

Roland Perry

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