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Renaming E-mail Attachments

  • Renaming a file to include an extension that is not restricted is the easiest way to work within the requirements of attachment filtering. The steps below outline how to accomplish renaming files for an e-mail exchange.

    1. Click once on the desired file, then right click and select "Rename" from the pop-up menu.
    2. When the file name is highlighted retype the file name with an extension that is not restricted. For example, the file "test.exe" would be renamed to "testfile-exe.txt." (List of file extensions that are not acceptable.)
    3. When you see the "Rename" dialog box, you will need to select "Yes" to rename the file.
    4. Attach and send the file using your desired e-mail client (e.g., imail, Thunderbird, Outlook).
    5. The person who receives the message must rename the attached file back to its original name. Once they save the attachment to a desired location, follow steps 1 through 3 to rename the file.