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  1. #1
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    Unanswered: How to send an Access database by e-mail?

    hello can anyone help me to send my database by email? i can not attach it it gives an error message saying cannot attach due to security measures.

    is there any way i can send it via email?

    Thanks in advance

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    out on a limb
    Provided Answers: 59
    that sounds more to do with your email system.

    however before sending any Access mdb you should always do a compact and repair (in fact you probably ought to do a C&R at least weekly in development, and perhaps at least monthly in production)

    if you email client is whinging compress the MDB using something like winzip,. failing that have a word* with your network trolls and see what they advise.

    *when dealing with network trolls I find a word or two reinforced with some suitable hand gestures often helps, assuming the hand gestures are your hands warmly grasping the trolls neck and gently massaging their windpipe with your thumbs. failing that a baseball bat in the hand is better than telephone call
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  3. #3
    Join Date
    Apr 2009

    e-mail database

    change the extension .mdb or .mde to .xxx this will allow it to bypass checking. the person on the other end has to rename the .xxx to .mde or .mdb for access to open it. this goes for any type of file the e-mail system will not let you send because they have blocked the extension. just change the extension to .xxx
    Last edited by thereclinerman; 05-01-09 at 11:21.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Apr 2004
    Kingsland, Georgia
    ditto what the reclinerman says. we zip it (to reduce file size), then rename to .txt extension before emailing. Recipient simply renames to .zip and extracts file. works like a charm.

  5. #5
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    Nov 2007
    Adelaide, South Australia
    Yup, just zip first.
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