The new hidden email client .dat file
Recently I started receiving emails from friends that consisted of only a
a .dat file. ???? Can't open it, the email means nothing and looks like
it could be something malicious.
Turns out that what Microsoft did was to ship out an undocumented update
to unsuspecting Windows users in the form of a security patch.
What does it do?
Lets say you use a Microsoft email client like Outlook. You go to send an email to some
friends. You attach some pictures (.jpg or other files) to your email to send.
When you click to send it, Microsoft scrambles your email into a .dat file and then
sends that as an attachment.
When your friends receive it all they get is an email with a .dat file attached to it.
Turns out that unless the recipients are running the latest Windows email client with the
latest Microshaft patches, they can't open it or do anything with it.
Why did Microshaft do this?
To intentionally jack up any email received by someone NOT using the latest Microsoft OS and MS
Microsoft seems to think that by using their monopoly to create a hostile and non-functional internet experience
that they will win over their customers. But all they are really doing is proving that Microsoft is your enemy,
not your friend.
More on the .dat file
Microsoft Confuses the Issue
More Outlook Help
How XP drove me to Linux and Apple
Another Microsoft Attack
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