Google blocking 7zip

Ian Batten igb at
Fri Mar 28 15:33:22 GMT 2014

On 28 Mar 2014, at 09:07, Richard Hopkins <richard.hopkins at> 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.

Earth to Amphitheatre Parkway: email content policies suitable for protecting naive end users might not be ideal for computer science departments.  And vice versa.


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