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*sicko
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gmail and dwg don't mix?

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10-10-2007 02:59 PM
has anyone else run into problems sending or receiving dwgs to Gmail
accounts? Seems to be every time now, I have to forward the email to
another account and it opens fine, otherwise I get invalid file or file
needs recovery messages.
*Alain Cote
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Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 06:11 AM in reply to: *sicko
Never, never send dwg's without zipping them, for that exact reason. Our
policy is that all dwgs are zipped, one it reduces the file size, second it
"protects" the file.

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has anyone else run into problems sending or receiving dwgs to Gmail
accounts? Seems to be every time now, I have to forward the email to
another account and it opens fine, otherwise I get invalid file or file
needs recovery messages.
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dgorsman
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Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 07:21 AM in reply to: *sicko
Third, it discourages people from opening the attached drawing directly from the email without saving it on the computer first.
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joeself
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Message 4 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 07:22 AM in reply to: *sicko
amen brother.
*Alain Cote
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Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 07:40 AM in reply to: *sicko
Good point but you can still open the zip directly and open the dwg within
the zip.

ACote
wrote in message news:5746796@discussion.autodesk.com...
Third, it discourages people from opening the attached drawing directly from
the email without saving it on the computer first.
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Message 6 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 02:33 PM in reply to: *sicko
We strip all Zipped Attachment to email.
Very efficient way to deliver a virus.
*Lance W.
Message 7 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-11-2007 02:44 PM in reply to: *sicko
Then people will just change the file extension to something else. I
routinely send zipped files to another firm here that does that, just
say in the e-mail to change the file extension back to zip.

Lance W.

jpostlewait wrote:
> We strip all Zipped Attachment to email.
> Very efficient way to deliver a virus.
*Dean Saadallah
Message 8 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-13-2007 03:51 PM in reply to: *sicko
dumbest protection method available for the last 3-years (did they
teach that at a Microsoft seminar?), we just rename extensions, user
names them back, you folks need to wake up and sniff reality, you're
protecting nothing but your naiveté :smileyhappy:

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Message 9 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-16-2007 08:24 AM in reply to: *sicko
If you have a great email spam filter/virus and a great virus program
scanning all machines on top of that.......little or no viruses will get
past it! You might as well block all attachemnts and web access becasue a
virus can come in more forms then just zip files. Heck some spyware is worse
then some viruses.

wrote in message news:5747466@discussion.autodesk.com...
We strip all Zipped Attachment to email.
Very efficient way to deliver a virus.
*Ian A. White
Message 10 of 14 (390 Views)

Re: gmail and dwg don't mix?

10-16-2007 03:15 PM in reply to: *sicko
On Sat, 13 Oct 2007 22:51:51 +0000, Dean Saadallah
the company> wrote:

>dumbest protection method available for the last 3-years (did they
>teach that at a Microsoft seminar?), we just rename extensions, user
>names them back, you folks need to wake up and sniff reality, you're
>protecting nothing but your naiveté :smileyhappy:

It is a bit like my web host who insists on refusing to deliver
messages with .eml attachments because "they are an extension
associated with harmful payloads"! Now these are created when you
forward an e-mail to someone as an attachment so they can view headers
etc.

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