> I just tried sending two versions to Pat, one the suspect tarball, the  
> other
> an 'rar' type file; the gmail accepted the rar but rejected the tarball,
> saying;
> "this file contains an executable and is not allowed"; both the rar and  
> the
> tarball contain executables? they both have them encapsulated in  
> compression
> files,
> yet the gmail balks at one and not the other? --kurtwb2...@gmail.com.

Gmail blocks executables, some archives with contained executables and  
some archives generally. This also depends on the archive type and  
encryption. (Even worse, incoming mails might be blocked without you or  
the sender being told.)


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