Avoiding Email Attachment Trouble
Cyberspace is a dangerous, virus-filled place, and you're probably
wondering, "How should I handle all the attachments I get in
First, know who's sending the email that contains an attachment.
The identity of the sender can speak volumes. Be sure to tell your
friends and family if you're sending them an attachment. If you're
really nice, you'll scan the attachment for viruses before you send
it. Don't worry, a virus won't attach itself to the message after
you click Send.
If you don't know the person who sent the email, or if the email
address looks suspicious, you probably shouldn't open the file.
Malicious viruses and worms infecting the Internet can send themselves
from the address books of even your best friends. If you're not
expecting an attachment from someone, it's probably best to scan
the file with a virus scanner.