[Milton-L] virus message?

Carol Barton cbartonphd at earthlink.net
Sat Jan 31 18:55:35 EST 2004


Norm (and all), the "attachment" Prof. Broaddus received was probably only
the HTML coding for his own message, in this case. When you send a Rich Text
message to a Plain Text server, your system creates an attachment for the
HTML coding that would make the text colorful, or otherwise "enhanced."
That's why some people <b>get<b> things that <u>look like<u><hrt> this: if
your server isn't set up to "read" such input, it sees only the HTML toggles
for (in this case) bold, underline, and a carriage return.

But the policy remains the same: don't open any attachments, from anybody,
unless you know what they are, and know that the appropriate virus-scan
precautions have been taken.

Best to all,

Carol Barton




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