Turn Off HTML Encoding In Messages

isham-research.freeserve.co.uk at pop.pol.net.uk isham-research.freeserve.co.uk at pop.pol.net.uk
Wed Mar 7 08:18:36 EST 2001

> Just b/c it says "MIME Version 1.0" DOES NOT MEAN YOU'RE USING
> MIME...

I think we all know that.

> If you bear these thing in mind, you might get lucky and
> never have a virus.

HTML is largely a bandwidth issue.  However, although there is a
minor risk of picking up a virus script, the major security issue I find
with HTML is the single-pixel .GIF hack that I've seen several
times this year already.  It does no damage, but how much do you want
uninvited third parties to know about your system and the sites you
visit - without your knowledge?

As almost an aside - you are invited to a party and your host merely
asks you not to spit on the floor.  What do you do?

Now check out what audifans.com's home pages ask its guests not to do.

Multipart messages present all kinds of problems.  I refer the
interested parties to the literature.  The major problem is that
encountering a 'multipart/mixed' header tells you NOTHING about what
the item actually contains.  What does clicking on such an item
authorise your email client to do with it?

Answers in 10-point type on the side of a London bus to:


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