[SpamCop-Mail] Re: dealing with unknown attachments
nobody at spamcop.net
Sun Feb 29 10:43:52 EST 2004
On Sat, 28 Feb 2004 16:33:48 -0500, eddie <eddie at eddie.web> wrote:
>Sometimes I get some spam with a base64 gif attachment which I don't
>bother decoding. Since SC accepts my report, I conclude it is not a virus,
>but something else. I know when it is a virus, SC lets me know and does
>not process it.
>Usually, the viruses are obvious and I do a manual complaint.
>I was wondering if some of these gifs are viruses. If so, nobody has
>complained to me about it, but it would be violating SC's rules, albeit
>I always check the headers carefully when the spam contains attachments
>and usually, if it contains a virus there is some notification.
>Anyone else ever wonder about this or know of a good way to handle it??
Usually the gif is a clickable link (which SpamCop will report *if*
alive, (SpamCop checks this before reporting).
If you get your email through SpamCop it would of been screened for
viruses so risk is minnimised. This would not excuse any computer for
not using a personal Virus detector though
Pardon me, boy Is that the Chatanooga Choo-Choo Track twenty nine,
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