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Breakthrough Windows Vista™: Find Your Favorite Features and Discover the Possibilities by S. E. Slack, Joli Ballew

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Send and Receive E-Mail with Video Attachments

If you have a video that you are ready to send—or you are receiving videos from others as e-mail attachments—then take a minute to read this section.

When you receive a video attachment in an e-mail, it’s critical to verify that the sender and the attachment are known and expected. Dangerous file types are often blocked by Windows Mail, but occasionally, something can slip through. Opening an attachment without confirming its origins can open your system up to worms, Trojans, and other attacks. These are malicious programs that use your computer for a variety of bad actions. Of course, there are more technical explanations for them, but the bottom line is that the more you can avoid them, the better. ...

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