MSN Messenger V7 and sending files

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

Ever since I upgraded my MSN Messenger to V7.0.0777, I have noted an inability
to receive executable files sent by MSN Messenger. The sender gets an immediate
"Sending of 'Filename.exe' has failed", and I get "OtherPerson tried to send you
a file (Filename.exe). This file has been blocked because it is potentially
unsafe.".

Has anybody else experienced this irritation? Any way around it?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Microsoft has blocked the following extensions from sending using MSN:

    ..exe;.bat;.com;.cmd;.reg;.vbs;.inf;.msi;.htm;.html;.swf;.js;.mp3;.mp2;.ape;
    ..apl;.flac;.shn;.mpc;.mp+;.wma;.ogg;.mp4;.aac;.voc;.mid;.mac;.cda;.kar;.midi;
    ..rar;.zip;.wav;.jpg;.gif;.png;.bmp;.jpeg;.doc;.xls;.pls;.pub;.dat;.html;.htm;
    ..avi;mpg;.mpeg;.nfo;.txt;.torrent;.diz;.ppt;.m3u;.sfv;.tar;.htt;.mht;.asp;
    ..aspx;.tiff;.rtf;.ini;.cab;.ico;.icl;.ip;.iptheme;.msstyles;.theme;.dll;.psd;
    ..vbs;.swf;.php;.xaml;.iso;.bin;.cue;.xml;.par;.par2;.ace;.arj;.lzh;.7z;.gz;.bz;
    ..uue;.bz2;.jar;.z;.ade;.adn;.adp;.aia;.img;.date;.aip;.ait;amf;.ani;.aob;.asf;
    ..csv;.fla;.pxr;.wmv;.nrg;.mov;.sav;.xhtml;.php5;.pxr;.m4a;.qxr;.h;.cpp;.pdd;
    ..rle;.dib;.eps;.jpe;.pcx;.pdp;.raw;.pct;.pict;.sct;.tga;.vda;.icd;.vst;.tif;
    ..tpl;.log;.prx;.cdf;.nls;.ax;.msc;.cpl;.EXE;.BAT;.COM;.CMD;.REG;.VBS;.INF;.MSI;
    ..HTM;.HTML;.SWF;.JS;.MP3;.MP2;.APE;.APL;.FLAC;.SHN;.MPC;.MP+;.WMA;.OGG;.MP4;
    ..AAC;.VOC;.MID;.MAC;.CDA;.KAR;.MIDI;.RAR;.ZIP;.WAV;.JPG;.GIF;.PNG;.BMP;.JPEG;
    ..DOC;.XLS;.PLS;.PUB;.DAT;.HTML;.HTM;.AVI;MPG;.MPEG;.NFO;.TXT;.TORRENT;.DIZ;
    ..PPT;.M3U;.SFV;.TAR;.HTT;.MHT;.ASP;.ASPX;.TIFF;.RTF;.INI;.CAB;.ICO;.ICL;.IP;
    ..IPTHEME;.MSSTYLES;.THEME;.DLL;.PSD;.VBS;.SWF;.PHP;.XAML;.ISO;.BIN;.CUE;.XML;
    ..PAR;.PAR2;.ACE;.ARJ;.LZH;.7Z;.GZ;.BZ;.UUE;.BZ2;.JAR;.Z;.ADE;.ADN;.ADP;.AIA;
    ..IMG;.DATE;.AIP;.AIT;AMF;.ANI;.AOB;.ASF;.CSV;.FLA;.PXR;.WMV;.NRG;.MOV;.SAV;
    ..XHTML;.PHP5;.PXR;.M4A;.QXR;.H;.CPP;.PDD;.RLE;.DIB;.EPS;.JPE;.PCX;.PDP;.RAW;
    ..PCT;.PICT;.SCT;.TGA;.VDA;.ICD;.VST;.TIF;.TPL;.LOG;.PRX;.CDF;.NLS;.AX;.MSC;.CPL

    Look around on http://mess.be/ and download the MSN extension unblocker

    "Lou Ramsey" wrote:

    > Ever since I upgraded my MSN Messenger to V7.0.0777, I have noted an inability
    > to receive executable files sent by MSN Messenger. The sender gets an immediate
    > "Sending of 'Filename.exe' has failed", and I get "OtherPerson tried to send you
    > a file (Filename.exe). This file has been blocked because it is potentially
    > unsafe.".
    >
    > Has anybody else experienced this irritation? Any way around it?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.messenger (More info?)

    Greetings Lou,

    To fix this, download and run the following .reg file:
    http://messenger.jonathankay.com/downloads/extfix.reg

    You'll need to restart Messenger to see the change.
    ____________________________________________
    Jonathan Kay
    Microsoft MVP - Windows Messenger/MSN Messenger
    Associate Expert
    http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/
    Messenger Resources - http://messenger.jonathankay.com
    All posts unless otherwise specified are (c) 2005 Jonathan Kay.
    You *must* contact me for redistribution rights.

    "Lou Ramsey" <lour0314@gmail.com> wrote in message
    news:nktn61hqa3m7mjiptbdppg8fam169phobn@4ax.com...
    > Ever since I upgraded my MSN Messenger to V7.0.0777, I have noted an inability
    > to receive executable files sent by MSN Messenger. The sender gets an immediate
    > "Sending of 'Filename.exe' has failed", and I get "OtherPerson tried to send you
    > a file (Filename.exe). This file has been blocked because it is potentially
    > unsafe.".
    >
    > Has anybody else experienced this irritation? Any way around it?
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