Dear Tom, My MacAfee security alert said the Torrent website had something dangerous on it. That's where the downloadable MP3 file of Sweeney Agonistes was, as well as a lot of other files. I'm not sure what was dangerous but I didn't risk downloading the mp3. Diana Sent from my iPod On Feb 17, 2010, at 8:48 AM, Tom Colket <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > One of the List members recently said that they automatically delete > file attachments because the attachment could be a virus. I thought > that an MP3 file, being _data_ that must be played by a player that > understands MP3 format, could not contain a virus. In other words, > if the player saw some data sequence that violated the MP3 format, > the player would stop accessing the file and tell the user that the > file was corrupt. The MP3 file itself is not an executable file. > > Does anyone know if an MP3 file can contain a virus? > > -- Tom -- > > > > > > Hotmail: Trusted email with Microsoft’s powerful SPAM protection. Si > gn up now.