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Sending Attachments and the File Extension is Getting Changed

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Question:

Studio + Compiler, all latest versions. W2K

I attach one zip file to an outgoing email. No problem

I attach one zip file and one batch file to an outgoing batch file.

Problem:

Extension on the batch file is changed to .z|3

It actually is changed on the file, and attached with the changed extension.

Very Important --->>> Subject line of these emails is also the variable I use to contain the attachment list, and the subject line of the emails correctly displays .bat.

Very very strange. Forces me to save as and change .z|3 to .bat every single time.

The problem is the changed extension on the batch file, which the code isn't doing.

Answer:

The problem is virus checking / firewall software that won't allow batch files, exe's, dll's, etc. to be received - it changes the extension to non-executable extensions.

The solution is to temporarily disable any anti-virus software you may have running.


Article ID:   W14814
File Created: 2017:07:28:13:58:56
Last Updated: 2001:11:08:12:40:08