This is my first public post, in hopes this information gets to as many people as possible. What happened to google not being evil or letting me use my computer for what I want? Recently I have been caused great grief because Google will not let me send .cxx, .hxx, or .exe files in an email. Why? Because it MIGHT be a virus. I appreciate their concern of me and those I send email's to, but when you write computer code for a living, you will have to send and receive raw code at some point in time. They also do not allow you to get tar balls through the POP service if it has a .cxx, .hxx, and .exe files in it. This is ridiculous! Give me a warning, OK, but let me get what is rightfully mine. If I want to download a virus, and they warn me first, than let me. It is my computer and not their's, after all. It doesn't affect their service or servers in any way if I get a virus. Please, google, change this, or you will be left with no real computer geeks using your services. You already killed your code search, and now you do this. It seems you want me to leave.
Please help fix this by going to https://support.google.com/mail/bin/static.py?hl=en&page=suggestions.cs&rd=1
and under "I have another idea" click Sending and receiving->attachments->others and suggest that they fix this. Especially suggest for them to allow me to download an attachment from another account if I want too. Again, it's my computer and my prerogative to do so. It doesn't seem like they'll listen unless there is a lot of us that complain. So please help! Thanks :)