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There may be times, though, in which you need to receive a ZIP or EXE file from a trusted source. While those files are not saved and cannot be released, you have a couple of options to receive the file when that happens.

The most ideal method is to have the sender place the file in a network/internet accessible area or service, such as OneDrive or DropBox. The sender can then share the file with you or send you a link to the ZIP or EXE file to download. Because this also reduces your message size, this is the preferred option.  

Have the sender rename the file and resend

A second method is to have the sender rename the file, and then once you receive the file, you would rename it to the correct name. For example, if the file the sender was trying to send was called “”, the sender could rename the file “MyDocumentzip.rename” and attach it to the email. When you receive the file, you can then rename “MyDocumentzip.rename” back to “”.