Google works constantly to provide the best security to its users, while also providing a streamlined experience. In the majority of cases, it’s a very successful approach, but there will always be those cases which are exceptions to their policies.
A common example is attaching certain files to emails. Gmail by default prohibits certain types: .ADE, .ADP, .BAT, .CHM, .CMD, .COM, .CPL, .EXE, .HTA, .INS, .ISP, .JAR, .JS, .JSE, .LIB, .LNK, .MDE, .MSC, .MSI, .MSP, .MST, .NSH .PIF, .SCR, .SCT, .SHB, .SYS, .VB, .VBE, .VBS, .VXD, .WSC, .WSF, .WSH.
However, there are instances where you may want to send some of these blocked file types to a recipient who trusts you.
ShareByLink is an excellent way to attach program files, (or any other type of file,) to your emails. Upload your files using the free ShareByLink desktop app or the convenient web interface, and then paste the Sharing Link into your email.
The recipients of your email will be able to use this link to download the files easily, though they will still be presented with a warning:
ShareByLink is committed to making file sharing safe, secure, and private while still easy to use and convenient. And don’t worry: ShareByLink doesn’t post links to uploaded files anywhere, so your files are only accessible by those who have the link.
Simon Lightstone is a programmer, blogger and contributor to the ShareByLink project.