Re: email attachments and infections
|From:||Amos & Theresa <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
And that's exactly why I asked ... mailing lists are no place for
attachments :-). I just didn't know if the sender knew they were sending
it. Some malicious programming attaches itself to outgoing mail without
the knowledge of the sender.
"J. A. Kiernan" wrote:
> 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.
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