5 ways to Send EXE file through Gmail, Yahoo Mail


EXE executable files run and execute embedded contents on single click. This pose serious security risk and majority of top web based email service like Gmail, Yahoo Mail does not allow attaching / sending of EXE files via email. However, there are number of workarounds to send EXE files via email by changing its outer wrapping format.

1. Make a ZIP archive of EXE file


Right click on EXE file, goto Send To > Compressed ZIP folderoption to make ZIP archive file containing EXE file. You can upload created ZIP file as attachment and send via email. Web based email providers can scan contents of ZIP files and might disallow uploading and sending of such files. After creating ZIP file rename it for added acceptability for attachment like file.zip to file.myfile

2. Make a RAR archive of EXE file

If you get error attaching ZIP file containing EXE file, you try alternative archive compression format of RAR. You will need WinRAR software to pack EXE file into RAR archive file. If RAR file is not accepted as attachment, try renaming trick like file.rar to file.myfile

3. Make a Word document with EXE file

Just like ZIP and RAR, you can pack EXE file in Microsoft Word document. Open Microsoft Word and following these steps:
– Goto File > New document
– Click Insert > Object
– In Object window, click browse & select EXE file
– Click File > Save As

You can attach and share Microsoft Word document containing EXE file. Please note, email receiver will need Microsoft Word software to open Word document containing EXE file.

4. Rename EXE file

You can rename EXE file for email to accept it as attachment. For example: rename file.exe to file.myfile and then attempt to upload the file. Make sure you mention in email for recipient to rename file back to file.exe after the download.

5. Upload online & share download link

Instead of attaching EXE file to email message, you can upload EXE File to 3rd party online service and share file download link via email. You can use Mediafire.com, Rapidshare.com, MegaUpload.com websites to upload EXE files for free and share with anyone.

NOTE: Last method (5) is best way to share EXE files via email. First 4 methods may violate usage terms of Gmail, Yahoo Mail (and your email account may be banned). Be careful!



  1. Hey you can also use forgetbox for sending your exe file, even if its a really big one !
    Like that you can share your entire project :p

  2. dexterities says

    …thanks guys this thread really helps…Godbless…
    …now i know how to send .exe files through google..


  3. The above steps really worked thanks for the help

  4. these are very helpful…good thing.


  5. really nice post dude!
    keep it up
    “Share The Knowledge Across boundaries”

  6. hello

    Plz can u tell me how u can do the VB source code in step (3. Make a Word document with EXE file) , with me best regards

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