[TAG] Interesting spam
Benjamin A. Okopnik
ben at linuxgazette.net
Thu Jun 30 01:25:47 MSD 2005
On Tue, Jun 28, 2005 at 11:50:35AM -0700, Mike Orr wrote:
> Here's an interesting spam. It's HTML followed immediately by a
> (presumably) base64 blob. (I added spaces and __ in the tags to get it
> past the filters.) Note how the image is a "cid:" URL, whatever that is.
It's a URL that, along with "mid:", allows you to reference body parts
of messages; see RFC1738, where they're reserved but not defined.
Micr0s0ft, of course, is using them full-blast (is anyone surprised?)
and praying that others will pick up their implementation. [Yawn] Have
we seen this before, or have we seen this before?
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