I'm not sure what these 'read receipt' emails are with the winmail.dat
files attached, I will, for now, assume they are some new form of virus,
as they have come in via many different addresses.
I haven't seen anything about it on the clamav mailing list, and our
clamav setup is not catching these, however, I am investigating the
matter further and hopefully these annoyances will not happen any
For the mean time, I have removed the following addresses from the list:
they seem to be relatively old subscribers, and I apologize for having
to take such measures, but until I can figure out what's going on, I'll
assume either virus, or misconfigured MUA, either way, it doesn't belong
On that note, until we can pin down what the problem is, I think it's
safe to say that you should NOT open any of these such emails, as if
they are virii, they're probably exploiting some outlook bug
(surprising, eh?) and infecting client machines.
If you have any information (ie, if this is a virus, you have the
abilities to decipher what exactly this winmail.dat file contains, etc)
please drop me an email (or post to the list, however it's off topic).
Thanks, and if this is a virus of some sort, I personally apologize to
anyone who may get infected.
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