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Re: Virus scanning non-structured emails

2004-07-09 10:48:52

Actually it's the other way around.

It's irresponsible (and a violation of the MIME standard) to produce 
mail user agents that present potentially-harmful content.

Oh, I agree, but one cannot really expect an attacker to refrain from 

especially when one chooses to deploy insecure network software.

To say that virus scanners are "responsible" for fixing holes in
user agents puts responsibility in the wrong place.

They sell a product claiming to do so.

fair enough.