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Re: NEVER open attachments
From: Kenton Smith <ksmith () chartwelltechnology com>
Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2004 13:34:58 -0700

I have to say that I have no idea what you are talking about, I never
see any email as attachments. Could it be your email client or server
(you're using Outlook Express apparently, so that could be it)?

Kenton

On Fri, 2004-03-19 at 12:27, VB wrote:
NEVER open attachments


Isnt this what we have been taught? haven't we tried to pound this simple
rule into the heads of our users? Do we not practice what we preach? then
why do several users of this list only send messages and replies as
attachments?
I'm sure
Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu <Valdis.Kletnieks () vt edu>, Nico Golde, Frank Knobbe,
et al have wonderful things to say and contribute great things to this list,
but i have never read anything they post because they post as attachments.
Yes, granted, they are .txt attachments but that is no excuse as it's just a
matter of time before they are exploited. In fact, they have been exploited,
one can pad spaces after the .txt to hide the true extension of a malicious
file. more .txt exploits are probably just around teh corner.
So, why do these folks post attachments? Why is this even permitted? I would
love to hear what these people have to say, but i cannot break my own rule
to find out.

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