top

Soon Gmail will block .js file attachment uploads

Google has taken a serious step towards reducing phishing activities. Gmail has been targeted most in the recent years by the hackers. The company is now going to restrict the uploads of .js file attachments. Users will not be able to send any attachment with the .js extension. It is not the first file attachment which Gmail has restricted, there have been extensions (eg. .exe, .msc, and .bat) which were restricted for security reasons. Also Read: New Gmail Phishing Attack is even fooling tech-savvy users The company updated this on its official blog saying, “Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, we will not allow .js file attachments as well.” All inbound emails will get back to the senders with a message explaining why the mail is blocked. Although if Gmail users want to send .js files they can do it from Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage.
Rated 4.0/5 based on 20 customer reviews
Normal Mode Dark Mode

Soon Gmail will block .js file attachment uploads

Geneva Clark
What's New
27th Jan, 2017
Soon Gmail will block .js file attachment uploads

Google has taken a serious step towards reducing phishing activities. Gmail has been targeted most in the recent years by the hackers. The company is now going to restrict the uploads of .js file attachments. Users will not be able to send any attachment with the .js extension. It is not the first file attachment which Gmail has restricted, there have been extensions (eg. .exe, .msc, and .bat) which were restricted for security reasons.

Also Read: New Gmail Phishing Attack is even fooling tech-savvy users

The company updated this on its official blog saying, “Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, we will not allow .js file attachments as well.”

gmail js file blocking

All inbound emails will get back to the senders with a message explaining why the mail is blocked. Although if Gmail users want to send .js files they can do it from Google Drive and Google Cloud Storage.

Geneva

Geneva Clark

Blog Author
Geneva specializes in back-end web development and has always been fascinated by the dynamic part of the web. Talk to her about modern web applications and she and loves to nerd out on all things Ruby on Rails.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

SUBSCRIBE OUR BLOG

Follow Us On

Share on

other Blogs

20% Discount