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EXE file removed by ISP's others

Tropical Tundra Is it best to offer the ebook as a download?   I was testing an ebook compiled with the ebook complier software but since it's an exe file it was removed by Gmail, yahoo, and two ISP's.  I had better luck zipping it but still was shut out by Gmail and an ISP.  Do most of you offer a download option or if you email it how do you get around the bad rap exe files have due to virus programs using exe file format?

(Edited by Tropical Tundra at 11:13 pm on April 12, 2006)

Posted on: 11:11 pm on April 12, 2006
Storyman I make the book available as a download from the web site. For those who have executable files blocked I also offer it as a zipped file. The only problem with zipped files is that some people are unfamiliar with unzipping files and not everyone has an unzip program installed. To this end StuffIt offers SEA (Self Extracting Application), which will unzip a file when double clicked.

Posted on: 12:17 am on April 13, 2006
mythos "To this end StuffIt offers SEA (Self Extracting Application), which will unzip a file when double clicked."


But if the self-extracting zip is an EXE file it too will be blocked, won't it? I also noticed that with Gmail.

I guess the best solution is to zip it and upload it to your site.  Offer the hyperlink to members instead of emailing it all as an attachment.

Posted on: 2:16 pm on April 25, 2006
Storyman Hi Mythos,

I use Gmail and haven't had a problem with zipped files containing exe programs being blocked.

Rather than sending the file as an attachment is it possible for the file to be posted somewhere on the web? That way you can send a link to the file.

Posted on: 4:15 pm on April 25, 2006

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