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Emailling passworded Excel sheet

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by Dingus, Feb 24, 2013.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Hi guys.
    As my heading said. I want to send Excell spreadsheets as an email.
    I have a spreedsheet in which I've password protected some cells. I don't want to take the protection off as there is data I don't wand to loose or have changed.
    I do need to email this sheet on occasions, as do others.

    My question is. Can I send protected sheets without announcing the password to anyone?

    Thanks
     
  2. [-SPLiNT-]

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    Yes.
    However, (link removed) they can still be cracked.
    Not sure how sensitive the information is that you are trying to protect but use a password generator if you are paranoid.
     
  3. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Thanks for posting folks.
    The data ain't sensitive at all. I just want to keep it as it is without some things being changed.
    I'll take a look at the links.
     
  4. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    [-SPLiNT-],

    I've edited your post and suggest that you read the rules, specifically this section which clearly states that we do not assist with password issues:
     
  5. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Cookie.
    If you re-read my post fully you'll see that this isn't a password issue. It's an EMAILLING issue.
    I already have any password needed for any of the sheets. They are MY sheets after all, and as such I already have any password or data they may contain.

    NONE of my posts asked any question relating to a password recovery or anything else to do with removing or changing or finding out one. Therefore my post does not break any forum rules, which you say.
    This is about keeping data secure. NOT removing security.

    Cookie. If your going to weild your power as admin. Please understand what the post is actually about before you disrupt the help that others are offering.
     
  6. Cookiegal

    Cookiegal Administrator Malware Specialist Coordinator

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    My post was not directed at you. If YOU would read it carefully you would see that it was directed at [-SPLiNT-], who posted a link to information on how to crack a password on an Excel document.

    I suggest you check your attitude and be careful how you address an Administrator in the future. This has earned you a 24-hour temporary ban.
     
  7. Zack Barresse

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    To re-affirm, you can send any password protected Office file in an email. If there is an 'open' password, they will need that to open the file (workbook-level). There is also a workbook-level 'modify' protection option, but is rarely used, especially if worksheet protection is in place.

    As Splint pointed out (albeit against forum rules, as it should be) there are many methods of hacking a password. Since there are many ramifications, including legal, most boards (all that I know of) do not allow that type of posting. Sometimes there are valid reasons for cracking passwords, but if that's the case, there is pay-for software to do it. Bottom line is there is nothing secure about an Office file, and it should not be considered a secure environment at all. It only keeps out the honest and those too lazy to find a method.
     
  8. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Thanks Zack.
    I also agree that everyone should be carefull when helping with passwords as most people are seeking this help for bad reasons.
    This issue is deff not for password help but instead on how to email an Excel sheet without also supplying the password for it.

    When I send these Excel sheets as emails they arrive empty.
     
  9. Zack Barresse

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    The password doesn't have anything to do with attaching a file to an email. If you're emailing a file, and it's not attaching to an email, that's a separate issue. How are you doing that exactly?
     
  10. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Zack.
    I can attach the file to an email ok.
    What I can't do is send it as the body of an email. When I try this the body of the email is empty when it arrives.
    I get this message. See attached
     

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  11. Zack Barresse

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    Oh, I see what you're doing, to use a sheet range as a web page in the body of an email. That could be an issue. You might want to check out Ron de Bruin's email add-in...

    http://www.rondebruin.nl/mail/add-in.htm
     
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