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Michael

Ok so I have been seeing some of these spam e-mails come in latly. They have images that automatically show up regardless of my security settings and all.

The users are not in my safe senders and I have never chosen to download the images before. This even happens on a new computer that never had outlook installed before.

How are they doing it?!

I have found areas on the web talking about turning the image into binary data and then just using <img src= to link it, but when i test e-mail myself I still get asked to download those images.

Any feedback or validation that I'm not crazy would help. :).

 
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Roady [MVP]

Most likely these images are embedded into the message itself via Insert->
Picture

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"Michael" <mac[at]sharpsightgraphics[dot]com> wrote in message
news:e3smhxQ8KHA.1436@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> Ok so I have been seeing some of these spam e-mails come in latly. They
> have images that automatically show up regardless of my security settings
> and all.
>
> The users are not in my safe senders and I have never chosen to download
> the images before. This even happens on a new computer that never had
> outlook installed before.
>
> How are they doing it?!
>
> I have found areas on the web talking about turning the image into binary
> data and then just using <img src= to link it, but when i test e-mail
> myself I still get asked to download those images.
>
> Any feedback or validation that I'm not crazy would help. :). Submitted
> using https://forums.slipstick.com
>

 
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Michael

newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Tue, 11 May 2010 09:24
> Most likely these images are embedded into the message itself via Insert->
> Picture


Now see I thought that too, but look at this e-mail and tell me if you have to download the images. This is for some kind of coffee maker and it has both types of images in it, the one that seems to be embedded automatically and the others that you must download.

http://www.sharpsightgraphics.com/junkmail.msg

Forgive, I am not trying to pass junk-mail around I am just wondering how they did it..

 
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Roady [MVP]

The image is an embedded image as expected. You can see this in the message
source;
<img id="Picture_x0020_1" src="cid:psA.jpg@12b797e8.ps">

The "cid:" part reveals that it is loading an embedded image.

There are a couple of other images being referred to and a lot of broken
HTML code with template text to try and fool Junk E-mail filters.

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"Michael" <mac[at]sharpsightgraphics[dot]com> wrote in message
news:eD3nZzT8KHA.3540@TK2MSFTNGP06.phx.gbl...
> newsgroups_DELETE_ wrote on Tue, 11 May 2010 09:24
>> Most likely these images are embedded into the message itself via
>> Insert-> Picture

>
>
> Now see I thought that too, but look at this e-mail and tell me if you
> have to download the images. This is for some kind of coffee maker and it
> has both types of images in it, the one that seems to be embedded
> automatically and the others that you must download.
>
> http://www.sharpsightgraphics.com/junkmail.msg
>
> Forgive, I am not trying to pass junk-mail around I am just wondering how
> they did it..


 
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