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Sending a password protected zip file as attachment in a mail.

Feb 03, 2017 at 07:07 AM


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Hi guys,

i have a requirement wherein a zip file which is password protected is available in al11 directory. I need to send it as an attachment in an email. I am able to send that attachment in the mail and verified it in SOST too. I am able to download the file from SOST and open it with the password.

The problem is when the email is sent to the respective person to his mailbox, the attachment is being removed. Its says in a text file as "This attachment is been removed". I am able to send all file formats, even zip, and I'm able to open the same.

This is only happening when we send a password protected file. Is there anything from abap side, any configuration, to be done or any other reason. If so please give me a solution.

As from abap side the mail is being sent to SOST, and i'm able to download the file(password protected), I dont think there is anything from ABAP side. I am using the CL_BCS class to send mail. Please give me a solution...

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1 Answer

Raymond Giuseppi
Feb 03, 2017 at 10:47 AM
Virus builders have recently distributed malware via password protected 
zip archives. This is why companies block emails containing encrypted 
zip files. As a result, it is unlikely that one can use encrypted zip 
files for secure email.

Did you ask receiver(s) for their company policy, did you try to send it to your office/home mail?


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