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Re: Why Aren't Executable Attachments Blocked By Mail Server

Postposted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 4:21 pm

mattshwink wrote:
PenGun wrote:Because mail is fundamentally a Unix thing and *nixes don't care much what you mail. They don't need to.


Which, for those of us that deal with Security, unauthorized disclosure, etc. causes a serious problem. We need systems that care because users don't. Unix is no pancea in that case!

Indeed I can only repeat what brought a "sigh" from morphine:

It's the, half wit, completely promiscuous nature of M$'s little joke, they call an OS, that is your problem.
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Re: Why Aren't Executable Attachments Blocked By Mail Server

Postposted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:19 pm

PenGun wrote:Because mail is fundamentally a Unix thing and *nixes don't care much what you mail. They don't need to.


For me it is Microsoft, and Red Hat, and Oracle, Adobe, IBM, and open source software......
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Re: Why Aren't Executable Attachments Blocked By Mail Server

Postposted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 6:54 pm

mattshwink wrote:
PenGun wrote:Because mail is fundamentally a Unix thing and *nixes don't care much what you mail. They don't need to.


For me it is Microsoft, and Red Hat, and Oracle, Adobe, IBM, and open source software......


At one time 'sendmail' was mail. Now we have a few MTAs and it's down to about 35% of all mail. M$ ripped off FreeBSD for it's TCP/IP stack and whatever "here take it" stuff it could find. I would bet most of whatever M$ does with mail is mostly what they stole.

It's BSD mail that runs the world. SMTP is what it does.
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Re: Why Aren't Executable Attachments Blocked By Mail Server

Postposted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:23 pm

PenGun, are you going to say anything that's even remotely relevant, or are you just going to continue trolling?
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Re: Why Aren't Executable Attachments Blocked By Mail Server

Postposted on Tue Jun 10, 2014 8:53 pm

morphine wrote:PenGun, are you going to say anything that's even remotely relevant, or are you just going to continue trolling?

The problems you have with mail security have little to with the mail and a lot to do with the operating system nearly everybody uses. If that is a troll, so be it.
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