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e-mail attachment

A computer file that rides along with an e-mail message. Attachments are widely used to transfer photos and documents to another party. However, very large files and executable files are generally prohibited, which is why users sign up with a file sharing service that has no restrictions (see cloud storage).

The process is always the same. Users create an e-mail to a recipient, select Attach from a menu and then browse a folder hierarchy to find the files to attach. One drawback to attachments is that the attached file grows about 30% larger than the original. It must be encoded into a text-only format in order to pass through all the servers in the Internet mail system (see 7-bit ASCII).

Attachments Can Be Dangerous
If the receiving mail server accepts an executable attachment (many no longer do), and the e-mail recipient clicks it, the program will be run in the user's computer. This is a common method for implanting a virus or Trojan (see dangerous extensions). See e-mail and how to transfer a file over the Internet.
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The end-to-end sharing service is pitched as an alternative to email where file attachment sizes are abysmally low.
Then email your blinded proposal as a Word file attachment to Laurie Hansen at lahansen@fullerton.edu
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Members of the public are invited to submit their representation by filling in a short survey or sending a file attachment to budget.representations@hmtreasury.gsi.gov.uk.
Hackers could exploit the bug to trick users into opening an infected link or file attachment. Cybersecurity firm FireEye said about a quarter of worldwide Internet users were potentially affected by the bug.
The messages allege that the recipient's Interest on Lawyers Trust Account (IOLTA) has insufficient funds to pay an outstanding check and includes a .zip file attachment purportedly containing additional information that is presumed to contain malware.
This finding reinforces the company's stance that these attacks often begin at a very simple point of contact - an email message that is cleverly crafted to entice a specific individual to either open a malicious file attachment or to click a link to a malware- or an exploit-laden site, starting a compromise within the victim's network.
This finding reinforces the company's stance that these attacks often begin at a very simple point of contact -- an email message that is cleverly crafted to entice a specific individual to either open a malicious file attachment or to click a link to a malware- or an exploit-laden site, starting a compromise within the victim's network.
For their ease to receive messages and important updates from their family and friends while on the move, customers can also receive fax and voice messages in the form of an image or Wav file attachment through email by subscribing to PTCL fax-to-email or voice-to-email service, said SEVP Commercial PTCL, Naveed Saeed said in a statement.
The new release also includes a new function: users can send an e-mail with a file attachment to upload@memopal.com and the file will automatically be uploaded to their account.
Other enhancements include additional support for more file types and formats, support for multiple browsers and clients using MIME file formats, file attachment and secure TLS support for instant messaging, as well as enhancements to the solution's security features (including NTLM and TSL enhancements for SMTP and SSL enhancements for XMPP).