Email account utilization warning.

Mike Jeays Mike.Jeays at
Tue Mar 2 19:53:50 PST 2004

On Tue, 2004-03-02 at 22:00, lee slaughter wrote:
> staff at wrote:
> >Dear user of "" mailing  system,
> >
> >Our main mailing server will be temporary unavaible for next two days, 
> >to  continue  receiving mail  in these days  you have to configure our  free
> >auto-forwarding  service.
> >
> >For more information see the attached file.
> >
> attachment is .pif
> "file" thinks it's DOS exe.
> man -k can't find it.
> what is it?
> gracias..........
> a newbie
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PIF files are Windows Program Information Files, dating from the days of
Windows 3.1.  I am surprised they still work - but it seems that they
do. They have executable content, and are now being used to spread
malicious software.  They are perfectly harmless on a FreeBSD or Linux
machine - but be very careful not to run them on a Windows machine.

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