By Walton Dell
July 27, 1999
Last Updated: June 25, 2006
|A file that is included in an email is called an "Attachment".
This can be any kind of file, including a picture file, sound file, music file, or
spreadsheet file. You can even attach a computer program,
however, this is the most common way for computer viruses to spread. A computer
virus is simply a computer program that does something bad (computer viruses are written
by people who hate the world).
NEVER open an attachment in an email from a stranger. Even if you trust the person sending you an email, you should still be cautious if you receive a computer program as an attachment (they may not be aware of a virus).
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