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From: Pete Turnbull <>
Date: Fri Jan 4 17:01:33 2002

On Jan 4, 12:49, David Woyciesjes wrote:
> ! From: Richard Erlacher
> !
> ! It's never safe to open an attachment to an otherwise undefined email.
> !
> ! I'd suspect only two or three on this list will be foolish
> ! enough to open
> ! this one.
> !
> ! Dick
> Huh? What attachment?

I think Dick is referring to the fact that Dan's posts appear on many
systems as an empty message with a single attachment of raw data. It's
actually typed "multipart/signed", and it ought to appear as a text
attachment (or a text main part) with an attached signature block, but on
software that doesn't intrinsically understand multipart/signed (like mine,
and apparently Dick's), it doesn't. Probably something to do with the fact
that "multipart/signed" is not one of the original MIME types. Maybe Dan
could turn off the PGP signature for the list? I thought we'd agreed that
multipart posts were inappropriate, or was that just

However, since it's correctly typed it would seem fairly safe to open --
especially for those of us using a Unix machine to read mail :-)

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Fri Jan 04 2002 - 17:01:33 GMT

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