I’ve mentioned this now and again over the past few months but I’m now only checking my old myrealbox.com address roughly weekly, since barely anyone emails it now and it was getting spammed to hell.
It’s also a magnet for spam, and a regular flow of Netsky variant D came flooding in today. Which is somewhat inexusable for the following reasons:
- It uses the .pif extension. Of all the gazillions of emails that have ever been sent, I bet that about 5 have had legitimate attachments with a .pif extension. All the rest will be viruses, and so it’s a no-brainer to block emails with attachments that have that extension.
- MyRealBox claims to have virus protection. So why aren’t these emails being blocked for being infected with viruses?
I know MyRealBox is only an ‘experimemtal’ service and they’re now no longer taking new signups but blocking these emails would seem obvious to me. It would certainly save them disk space on their servers.