Klarinet Archive - Posting 000675.txt from 1997/09
From: Mark Charette <charette@-----.com>
Subj: Re: Those pesky "base-64" appendages
Date: Sat, 13 Sep 1997 08:41:29 -0400
Jeroen T. Salm wrote:
> I write my e-mail with Microsofts Internet Mail. Maybe you folks are
> referring to me. I do not at all know, if my posts are coming to you with a
> attachement. If so, let ME know, and I will try to fix it.
You're mail is fine, as is most of the mail sent to Klarinet.
> But: why is it, that I do not have those attachements here... Is it maybe
> so, that my software is (in this case) "better"?
Your software is decoding the ms-tnef because it knows how to.
Just a word of warning, though - it is very easy for a malicious
person to do *bad* things to your PC machine via the ms-tnef
attachements (Transport Neutral Encapsulation Format), since
OLE objects and ActiveX controls can be sent that way. By the time
you've figured out that something's gone wrong, it's too late.
tnef is a security hole big enough to drive a large truck through.
Mark Charette "How can you be in two places at once
charette@-----.com when you're not anywhere at all?"
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