Gmail will block .js file attachments starting February 13, 2017

Google Workspace news

Gmail currently restricts certain file attachments (e.g. .exe, .msc, and .bat) for security reasons, and starting on February 13, 2017, Gmail will not allow .js file attachments as well. Similar to other restricted file attachments, you will not be able to attach a .js file and an in-product warning will appear, explaining the reason why.

For inbound mail, senders will get a bounce message explaining why the email was blocked.

If you still need to send .js files for legitimate reasons, you can use Google Drive, Google Cloud Storage, or other storage solutions to share or send your files.


More Information

Gmail: Some file types are blocked

Launch Details

Release track: Launching to Rapid release on February 13, 2017, with Scheduled release coming 2 weeks afterward

Rollout pace: Full rollout

Impact: All end users

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