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Re: "cid" special identifier

From: Sean <noahbudy@flash.lakeheadu.ca>
Date: Tue, 14 May 2002 15:21:43 +0900
Message-Id: <4.2.0.58.J.20020514152137.04066f78@localhost>
To: uri@w3.org
Al, in response to Steve said:
 >>Hello,
 >>
 >>I got your address from an XML message board.  I thought you might be able
 >>to help me out.  I am confused about the use of the attribute value "cid".
 >>I received an email with
 >>
 >><IFRAME height=0 src="cid:EA4DMGBP9p" width=0></IFRAME>
 >>
 >>with no other content.  Have you any ideas as to what the sender might be
 >>attempting to do?
 >>
 >>Thanks,
 >>
 >>Steve
 >>
 >
 >I am not going to hazard a guess as to just what your correspondent was 
trying
 >to do.  That often eludes my ken.
 >
 >However, for the original or intended sense of a 'cid' URL and the Content-ID
 >header it is based on, please consult RFC-2392 and RFC-2045.
 >
 >I just succeeded in retrieving RFC-2392 by putting "RFC-2392" as the search
 >string in Google and hitting the "I'm feeling lucky" option.  YMMV.  Good
 >luck.
 >
 >Al

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I too, have received a message with the same <iframe src=cid:...........> 
type of header, however, the message was not sent blank and I doubt that 
steve's message was likewise blank - there was an embedded object in the 
document - in mine it was called Apr18.exe

the message itself, without seeing the header info, is empty, but is it 
possible that this executable file runs automatically when the email is viewed?

Geobuilder.com mentioned something about virus messages and how to create 
rules to filter them out of your inbox.

this message was sent to my hotmail account - is there evidence that a web 
browser will run an executable from an internal frame (page sourced 
somewhere else) and deliver a virus payload? or is this something the 
affects MS outlook and outlook express?
Received on Tuesday, 14 May 2002 05:41:47 GMT

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