Re: email attachments and infections

From:Lesley Weston <>

Unless you have a Mac, of course.

Lesley Weston.

On Wed, 31 Jan 2001, J. A. Kiernan wrote:

> On Tue, 30 Jan 2001, Amos & Theresa wrote:
> > What's up with the attachment I keep getting TEXT.htm ??? If someone
> > sends an attachment it is proper to introduce it within the body ...
> Opening any email attachment is, to your computer, the equivalent
> of allowing intimate contact of your body with that of a sexually
> promiscuous other person. You should expect to catch something
> nasty at best and deadly at worst.
> To a computer, opening an attachment is potentially more dangerous 
> than the comparable human adventure. An unfaithful wife or husband, 
> or a frustrated sailor in a foreign port knows what she or he is 
> risking, but the sender of an infected email attachment may be well 
> known to the recipient but blissfully unaware of having contracted 
> and passed on an e-VD.
> The solution is simple, but it demands self discipline.
> Delete every email with an attachment, unless you have
> made a prior arrangement with the sender. 
> ----------------------------------------
> John A. Kiernan
> Department of Anatomy & Cell Biology
> The University of Western Ontario
> London,  Canada   N6A 5C1

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