Receiving Email Attachments

Certain file types are blocked

In an effort to protect the William and Mary community from email borne viruses, Information Technology is removing self-executing attachments from emails sent to or from William and Mary email addresses. Attachments created in Microsoft Office will not be affected by these new restrictions.

If you need to send a file of a prohibited file type as an attachment, we suggest you use Box (box.wm.edu) instead.  If you have any questions or need help with sending an attachment, please contact the Technology Support Center at 757-221-4357 (HELP) or [[support]].

The following extensions are currently being blocked:
.ace, .ade, .adp, .ani, .app, .bas, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .crt, .exe, .hlp, .Hta, .Inf, .Ins, .Isp, .jar, .js, .Jse, .Lnk, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .pcd, .pif, .ps1, .ps2, .reg, .scr, .url, .vbe, .vbs, .wsf,.wsh

We acknowledge Microsoft best practices of executable attachments.