.eml attachments

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My mail provider is blocking attachments with .eml extensions in case
they contain viruses. Are viruses actually being spread in .eml
attachments? The only mention I can find of viruses using .eml is that
once the PC is infected some viruses create .eml files to get themselves
opened in Outlook (Express), but AFAICT the .eml isn't used in an
attachment, the infection comes from an executable attachment such as a
.exe. Unless a feature of Outlook (etc) is to automatically open .eml
attachments with looser security than the enclosing message I don't see
any reason why a virus would use a .eml attachment.

TH * http://www.realh.co.uk

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