Google blocking 7zip

Charles Lindsey chl at
Fri Mar 28 15:18:42 GMT 2014

On Fri, 28 Mar 2014 11:32:06 -0000, Ben Laurie <ben at> wrote:

> On 28 March 2014 11:20, Roger Hayter <roger at> wrote:
>> Do gmail block encrypted files equipped with an 'inoffensive'  
>> extension?  Not claiming to be compressed or archived files?
> GMail allows PGP.

Then wrap it up in PGP, or make it look like an application/octet-stream,  
or other innocuous object.

I cn't see why they are so bothered by tar balls. The problem with zips is  
that Windoze is likely of open them up and obey and .exe found inside.

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