Reply to post: Still baffled

Scanning an Exchange server for a virus that spreads via email? What could go wrong?

Nick Kew Silver badge

Still baffled

... at how noone sued MS for damages at the time.

The means by which this email evaded detection in a simple and sensible email scanner was MS's deliberate breaking of MIME standards dating back to 1992. And the RFC even contains an informational section under the heading of security implications explaining exactly why what MS subsequently did would leave their users wide open to attack.

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