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 add .wmit to the end of the file name (e.g., dataset.wmit). Then have the recipient remove .wmit from the end of the file name. 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:
.ade, .adp, .bas, .bat, .chm, .cmd, .com, .cpl, .crt, .exe, .hlp, .hta, .inf, .ins, .job, .isp, .jse, .lnk, .mde, .msc, .msi, .msp, .mst, .pcd, .pif, .reg, .scr, .sct, .shs, .url, .vbe, .vbs, .wsc, .wsf, .wsh, and .wsc.

We acknowledge the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for their efforts in compiling a list of executable attachments (http://web.mit.edu/services/mail/attachments.html#filtering).