Reply to post: Re: Sigh. Not again.

Brilliant phishing attack probes sent mail, sends fake attachments


Re: Sigh. Not again.

We need a new protocol, because email has been breaking for a long time now and this looks like the last straw.

This isn't email breaking, this is an inherent problem with HTML.

As with so many email-related risks, reading in plain text by default obviates this issue. If switching to HTML requires a positive action, the user should already be warned that strangeness might be around the next corner.

But most people seem far more interested in shiny shiny than in security...


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